Rice Marketing Scenario in Bangladesh Essay

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Marketing Scenario of Rice in Bangladesh
Md. Reza Ahmed Khan, Department of Agricultural Marketing

Rice is the staple food of around 162.2 million people of Bangladesh and with the green revolution, subsequent liberalization policies, and introduction of HYV or MV rice has turned a dependent nation into almost self dependent in respect of food grain production. The country produces around 27-28 million tons of rice annually, against the requirement of around 30 million tons of rice. An insignificant amount of Aromatic rice is also exported. The country requires around 5 million tons of wheat against the production of around 2.5 million to 3 million tons. In a nut shell to meet the local demand of food grain Bangladesh need to import
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This seasonal production pattern directly influences the supply of food grains in the market. The following table shows role of major type of paddy grown in Bangladesh and their timing, so it shows general crisis time of market in respect to harvest time of paddy. Paddy is less perishable of the agricultural produces and thus gives business margin with time difference and that instigate storing practices and in absence of efficient market monitoring may give rise to hoarding practices by private traders. Moreover, rice production requires milling time for transforming paddy into consumable rice it creates a small hallow during the harvesting period at consumers’ end.
|Seasonal Variety of Paddy |Contribution in total |Sowing Period |Production Period |
| |supply | | |
|Boro |68-70% |December to mid of February |April to May |
|Aush |5- 5.5% |April to May |End of July to August |
|Aman |25-26% |June to July |November to December |

Source: DAE, Crop Calendar

|Seasonal Critical

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