Icts for Better Marketing of Agricultural Produce in Bangladesh
Agriculture is the most important sector in the economy of Bangladesh. As the largest private enterprise, agriculture contributes about 21% of the GDP, sustains the livelihood of about 52% of the labour force and remains a major supplier of raw materials for agro-based industries in Bangladesh . The rural economy of Bangladesh is transforming, the specific manifestation is non-farm economy is flourishing. Out of 80% of total population living in rural areas, 46% are employed in the non-farm sector . In Bangladesh, the alarming trend is that income share of lower tier people has decreased, widening gap between the richest and poorest .
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In the above-mentioned context, this paper is mainly focused to link resource-poor farmers and non-farm producers with national and global market as well as to provide information and know-how support through integration of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs).
2. Statement of the Problem
The farmers reside in the rural areas of Bangladesh are in extreme scarcity of the desired resources which