Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Bangladesh is located on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, surrounded by India. The climate is tropical with mild winters and hot summers.

 
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AGRICULTURE

Rice is the single most important crop in Bangladesh. In 1980, the country’s rice production stood at 10 million metric tons (mt) harvested from 10 million hectares.

By 2009, with support from the Bangladesh Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), production had increased to more than 34 million mt from the same 10 million hectares.

CHALLENGES

Bangladesh remains poor and overpopulated, with 36 percent of its inhabitants living in poverty. They also face environmental challenges such as soil degradation, erosion and water pollution from overuse of fertilizer and crop protection products as well as pollution from naturally occurring arsenic.

PRODUCTS

Rice . Fruit . Jute . Milk . Oilseeds . Potatoes . Poultry . Pulses . Spices . Sugarcane . Tea . Tobacco . Wheat

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PROJECTS IN BANGLADESH

IFDC is focusing on a broad spectrum of activities related to advanced input technologies, soil nutrient management and resource conservation. Our key projects in the country include Mitigating GHG Emissions and SSMC.

CONTACT

IFDC Bangladesh (EAD Headquarters)
House 4B, Road 62
Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212
Tel:+880-2-5881-7617; fax: +880-2-9846109
ifdcbangladesh@ifdc.org