Agricultural Transformation in Bangladesh: A Case Study on Rajshahi District, Bangladesh


Authors : Md. Rakibul Islam

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 12 - December

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This study contains a study of Agricultural transformation in Bangladesh, which is a case study on Rajshahi District. Agricultural transformation means the systematic change in cultivation pattern. This study shows the crop cultivation pattern of two upazillas of Rajshahi district, namely Bagha and Charghat. Details information of cultivation has been collected for two specific years that is; 2010 and 2016. This study mainly based on primary data. Necessary information are being collected trough a structured questionnaire by face to face interview method. Primary data are being collected from the farmers and agriculture offices from the two upazillas. Collected information are being analyzed with mainly descriptive statistics. This study highlighted the basic information about change in area of cultivated land, amount of production, cost of production, revenue and profit of cultivation of different crops. The study results show that, land area and amount of production of rice and other cereal crops has been decreased. On the other hand, cultivated area and amount of production of mango production has been increased at a huge amount. As a result, the supply of food product is decreasing and price of food products are increasing. For the better future this study suggests that, public awareness should be increased about the effects of this transformation and government should take necessary steps to change the present trend of agricultural transformation. Necessary facilities for the farmers should be increased.

Keywords : Agricultural Transformation, Crop Farming, Mango Farming, Change in Farming System.

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