Nature and impact of the green revolution in Bangladesh

Hossain, M. (1988) Nature and impact of the green revolution in Bangladesh. Project Report. International Food Policy Research Institute/Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Washington.

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A major constraint to increasing food production in Bangladesh is the limited supply of land. There is little scope for expanding cultivable land beyond the 22 million acres from which the country now feeds more than I 00 million people. The cultivated land area has remained unchanged since independence in 1971, although the population has increased by about 50 percent since then. The growth of cereal production since the early 1970s has barely managed to keep food imports at I 0 percent of domestic demand despite a respectable progress in the diffusion of new agricultural technology, modern see4 varieties of rice and wheat, and chemical fertilizers...

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Author Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Soyabean
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2013 04:57
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2013 04:57

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