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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. […]

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. […]

Tea Industry Starting to Meet Local Demand

There is no bad time for a cup of tea. It’s the go-to drink whether the occasion be a headache, bad mood, or unexpected guests. Tea’s importance is embedded in our culture. Bangladesh has been producing tea since the 1840s, and produced nearly 80 million kilograms in 2017 , with an industry turnover of approximately […]

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 […]

Business Confidence Index: Agriculture and Pharma [Infographic]

Business Confidence Index Bangladesh Pharma
According to LightCastle Business Confidence Index 2017-18, Agriculture and Pharma industries are high potential economic engines for Bangladesh. Pharma is eyeing the global market while agriculture will experience cross-cutting with technology adoption and mechanization. This infographics shows the perception of industry experts on these two industries.
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