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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. […]

Production of Milk Unable to Meet Local Demand

Milk is a great source of calcium and phosphorous required for healthy growth of bones and teeth, and an essential ingredient in growth and proper functioning of the body. For proper development, the recommended intake to meet a quarter of daily protein requirements is 200-250 ml of milk or 15-20g of milk powder (FAO report) […]

An Overview of Agriculture in Bangladesh

For most, agriculture is a means of food security, but it is a livelihood for a vast population in Bangladesh and a means of reducing poverty (accounting for 90% of reduction in poverty between 2005 and 2010 [2]) and fostering sustainable economic development. It is a sector that is strategically favorable to Bangladesh given its […]

Agro-Processing Leading Agriculture to Higher Value Exports

For a country in which an estimated every 2 of 5 people work in agriculture, which is a significant contributor to the country’s GDP, agro-processing is an industry that hold tremendous value which has yet to achieve its full potential. One of the reasons behind this is that the majority of raw materials required for […]

Shrimp – The Black Bengal Tiger

Bangladesh’s shrimp exports, which once contributed $590 mn in FY12, has been on the decline, falling 8.37% to $408 mn in FY181 as the demand for black tiger and freshwater prawns have gone down due Vannamei shrimp (which is not grown in Bangladesh) dominating the world market at a lower price point. This drop in […]

Betting on Entrepreneurship to Transform Bangladesh

Bangladesh has positioned itself as a leading frontier market with a population of 168 million (BBS) – 8th largest in the world and 5th in terms of density. And on top of that 50% of the population is below the age of 35 with 500 thousand fresh graduates entering the market each year (Bangladesh IT/ITeS […]
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Bangladesh: Agriculture Insurance Situation Analysis

Agriculture is key in Bangladesh but highly exposed to risks. Agriculture is a source of employment and livelihood for nearly 1 in 2 adults in Bangladesh and contributes about 16% to GDP. Contribution to agricultural GDP comes mainly from crop production (63%) but also from fisheries (23%), as well as livestock and poultry (14%). There are about 15 […]

  • Author: Quayyum, Shah Nur; Clarke, Daniel Jonathan; Lo Re, Francesca; Sberro, Rachel; Stutley, Charles;
  • Published on: February 18, 2019

Bangladesh Fisheries Sector: Growth Prospects and Opportunities

Bangladesh’s agricultural sector contributes 14.2% of GDP,[1] employing 47% of the working population[2], with 17 million people (1.4 million women) depending on fisheries sector for their livelihoods through fishing, farming, fish handling, and processing. Agricultural sector has experienced significant growth over the last couple of decades, with the fisheries sector following suit. According to the […]
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