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Agriculture of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is primarily an agrarian economy. Agriculture is the single largest producing sector of economy since it comprises about 30% of the country's GDP and employing around 60% of the total labor force. The performance of this sector has an overwhelming impact on major macroeconomic objectives like employment generation, poverty alleviation, human resources development and food security.
Meeting the nation's food requirements remain the key-objective of the government and in recent years there has been substantial increase in grain production. However, due to calamities like flood, loss of food and cash crops is a recurring phenomenon which disrupts the continuing progress of the entire economy.
Agricultural holdings in Bangladesh are generally small. Through Cooperatives the use of modern machinery is gradually gaining popularity. Rice, Jute, Sugarcane, Potato, Pulses, Wheat, Tea and Tobacco are the principal crops. The crop sub-sector dominates the agriculture sector contributing about 72% of total production. Fisheries, livestock and forestry sub-sectors are 10.33%, 10.11% and 7.33% respectively.
Bangladesh is the largest producer of Jute. Rice being the staple food, its production is of major importance. Rice production stood at 20.3 million tons in 1996-97 fiscal year. Crop diversification program, credit, extension and research, and input distribution policies pursued by the government are yielding positive results. The country is now on the threshold of attaining self-sufficiency in food grain production.
Irrigation is the lifeline of agriculture in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a land of mighty, rivers and innumerable tributaries, heavy rainfall and recurring floods. Yet, irrigation plays a vital role in this country for half of the year when water scarcity seriously handicaps farming operation.
· arable land 67%
· forest and woodland 16%
· permanent crops 2%
· meadows and pastures 4%
· others 11%
The picture of Bangladesh which is full of profuse water, highly productive, green with plentiful corn is now variedly painted. How far a time was when our eyes goes so long get to see a tract of agricultural land. Now while the eye is known to hold only human habitation. Because reducing a part of cultivated land, habitation is created here & there. Its bad effects are going to dominate our food problem. Huge number of crop production process invented in this era of technology. But causes of tight corner of land will also be obstructed. The amount of our cultivated land can’t be reduced so that we should take effective steps. If we are failed to do this then fulfillment of food shortage cannot be possible by no means. The knowledge & education of our youth strength should be used in huge amount on agricultural sector. Government, semi government & private entrepreneur eagerness of huge amount of investment should be increased. A preplanned social movement is necessary for that. The inducement of the YFB’s that, social & agricultural dependent of each person’s mind can make the language of awakens & for that reason let us come together to work simultaneously to build up this country rich &developed & present before the developed countries of the world community at large. The flow of development will reach in every sector of life.