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Cash Crops of Bangladesh

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Over the last 50 years, as Bangladesh transformed from being an underdeveloped to a developing economy, the country’s dependence on its agricultural industry has declined. With the gradual pendulum of this economic shift, more and more priority is being placed on increasing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through investments in the manufacturing and service sectors and […]

AgroTech in Bangladesh: How Technology is Disrupting Traditional Agriculture Practices- Part II

The second part of the AgroTech series focuses on mechanisation of farming, access to finance for farmers and new techniques of farming. Mechanisation in Agriculture Mechanisation has been one of the key driving factors in agriculture for a very long time. As technology has progressed, mechanisation has become more efficient and beneficial to all stakeholders. […]

The Poultry Promise in Visuals

For years, poultry has been dominating local consumption in Bangladesh. The sector is predicted to experience massive expansion in the coming years, as chicken and egg consumption is ever consistent with the nations’ growing population in tandem with their rising income. The report, “Poultry Sector Study Bangladesh” was created under The Embassy of the Kingdom […]

What’s Next for The Dairy Industry?

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Introduction The dairy sector in Bangladesh has experienced steady growth in the last few decades despite constant challenges. From its humble beginnings as a cottage industry not too long ago, the dairy industry in Bangladesh has evolved with the emergence of multiple home-grown industrial processors. In the context of an economy that is still dependent […]
Aquaculture Sector Study Bangladesh

Cultivation and catching of fish are an integral part of the Bangladeshi rural livelihood, given the climatic conditions and rich prevalence of water bodies in the riverine nation. Hence, Fish is the most consumed source of animal protein in Bangladesh (58% of total) and continues to rise due to increasing consumer purchasing power. However, in […]

  • Published on: May 2, 2021

How Might the Bangladesh Economy React to the Second Lockdown?

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We’re entering another round of Covid induced lockdowns from 14th April, as the country has been witnessing another surge in infection rates. As of today (April 13, 2021), 6,028 individuals have been newly infected with Covid with 69 deaths; an eleven-fold increase in new infection numbers compared to a month back. But the question is, are […]
Poultry Sector Study Bangladesh

Bangladesh is home to around 167 million inhabitants and is one of the fastest-growing economy in Asia-Pacific in recent years. As a result of increasing disposable incomes, consumption of animal-based protein, including poultry meat and eggs, are expected to grow substantially for (at least) the next ten years. To meet the growing domestic demand, substantial […]

  • Published on: February 1, 2021
The Netherlands – Bangladesh ‘Mapping the Ground @ 50 Stitching Partnerships’ Report

Bangladesh and the Netherlands have bolstered their diplomatic and economic ties, since recognition (of Bangladesh by Netherlands) in 1972. The Netherlands has been one of Bangladesh’s key development partners since Independence, and the relationship is strengthening so far to increase the economic engagements between these two maritime nations. This report, conceived by the Bangladesh Embassy […]

  • Published on: January 26, 2021
The North Star: Burgeoning Aquaculture Market in North Bengal

Over the last few decades, Bangladesh has witnessed remarkable economic growth spearheaded by strong private sector consumption, steady export market growth and increased flow of remittance. While the fisheries sector contributed 3.57% to the national GDP and employed 11% of the country’s total population, the prominence of the fisheries sector in the economy was in threat due to […]

  • Published on: December 1, 2020

Fading Abroad While Shining At Home: Bangladesh’s Shrimp Sector Looks to the Domestic Market as Exports Decline

Shrimp is one of the most important export items in Bangladesh, accounting for more than 70 percent of its agricultural exports. Its massive contribution to national exports has earned it the nickname, “White Gold.” The majority of this revenue winning item is exported to the European Union (EU) countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. […]

Is outdated technology holding back the shrimp sector of Bangladesh?

This article is the second in a series of articles on the Bangladeshi shrimp sector. To access the first article in the series, click here. The shrimp sector contributes significantly to the economy of Bangladesh: contributing 70 percent of the total agriculture exports and employing 210,000 small and medium-sized farmers. The country’s geographical setting has […]

Navigating COVID-19: A Resilient Agriculture Sector to Address the Exposed Frailties

The recent coronavirus-induced shutdowns throughout Bangladesh have caused an estimated loss of BDT 565.36 billion (USD 6.66 billion) between March and May 2020 for the businesses working in agriculture, fisheries, and meat producing sectors. Nation-wide disruptions have resulted in restricted access to agricultural products, markets, and advisory services. Under these circumstances, it is important to […]
LightCastle COVID 19 Series – 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the world we live in. The virus has not only wreaked havoc on our healthcare system, but has devastated the global economy. Amid the economic maelstrom, the Bangladesh economy finds itself in a precarious state, especially due to sagging apparel sales, declining remittances, soaring job losses, […]

  • Published on: June 11, 2020
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