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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. […]

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 […]
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LightCastle COVID 19 Series – 2020
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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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Deep Dive Into the Challenges Across the Agriculture Value Chains of Bangladesh
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The COVID-induced lockdown is striking all parts of the agriculture sector’s value chain. LightCastle Partners conducted holistic research to evaluate the effects of the lockdown on different food crop and vegetable sectors, as well as farmers and daily agro-based laborers.  The study reveals that the aforementioned sectors are suffering from a multitude of problems due […]

  • Published on: May 23, 2020

Envisioning Mechanization & Innovation In Bangladesh Agriculture

While developing economies shift their focus from Agriculture towards manufacturing and service oriented sectors, the Agricultural sector in Bangladesh is distinguishably salient in terms of how much employment it generates. It is a primary source of livelihood for much of the population, holding approximately 39% of total employment and contributing about 13.07% of total GDP […]

Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2019

Our stories have been read by thousands, over the past year. It reflects the hope and curiosity of modern business leaders in every sector with the anticipation of a better 2020. Find out the 10 most read in 2019.

Structured Poultry Industry Growing in Size

Food is a source of joy for people around the world, but those limited by their resources have to resort to basic staples. This is especially true in developing countries like Bangladesh, where rice and potatoes act as staples. However, these do not satisfy protein requirements which are essential for nutrition and health. The availability […]

Crab industry: Opportunities abound for private investment

Crab Industry is added to the Special Development Sector as per Export Policy Act 2018-21 The crab sub sector in Bangladesh provides livelihood support to many families residing in the southern belt of Bangladesh. In FY 2017-18, Bangladesh produced 11,787 MT of Crabs of which 97% were exported across the globe for an estimated export […]

Bangladesh Wheat Sector: Struggling with Demand-Supply Mismatch

Agriculture in Bangladesh Driven by stable macroeconomic policies, Bangladesh’s economy continues to be among the fastest-growing economies in the world. Agriculture plays a vital role as the source of livelihood, growth of the economy and providing employment in our country. Bangladesh has made admirable progress in achieving food security over the past decades, despite being […]

The Curious Case of Crab Sub-sector in Bangladesh

Being located at the edge of Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh has a wide and diverse range of sea food options. From Rock Lobsters to Mussels, from Prawns to Pomfrets, the country offers many options that cater to the local palette, while also exporting a huge proportion of its production annually. But among the many produces, […]

Rawhide Price Shock Caused by Leather Industry Changes

The leather industry was shocked by a steep decline in rawhide prices during Eid-ul-Adha this year. This time of year is when a significant supply of rawhide is generated for the leather tanneries throughout the country, but people were seen throwing away the rawhides from their sacrificed cows due to an inability to get fair […]

Rice Industry Essential for Rural Development

The consumption of rice is a crucial part of the Bangladeshi identity – in both cultural and economic terms. It is not only the staple food of the country but also the source of employment for 48% of the rural population, as almost all of the 15 million farms in the country grow rice 1. […]

The Cow that’s Saving the Beef Industry

Translated in the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, Eid ul-Adha is a Muslim holiday celebrated throughout the world by commonly sacrificing sheeps, goats, and cows, and donating a third of the meat go to underprivileged and poor. And for a long period of time in Bangladesh, a majority of cows for the sacrifice had come from India. […]
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