August 31, 2015

Bangladesh

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Bangladesh-threshold-2016Score: 32

Agriculture in Bangladesh comprises a significant portion of GDP and employs 45% of the labor force. In the past twenty years, Bangladesh has made extensive progress in achieving food security by increasing annual rice production to the point of self-sufficiency.

As the world’s most vulnerable country to climate change, natural disasters will have adverse impacts on agricultural production and the availability of food.

Score Details

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Areas for Improvement

There are concrete goals policy makers can work towards to improve food security in Bangladesh:

  • Bangladesh’s growing urban population will place a strain on the demand for agricultural products and the ability of farmers to meet with such demands
  • However, increased urbanization creates an opportunity to increase agricultural productivity with more people moving off the land and into cities
  • Increasing the supply of protein available to its population would also be a way to improve chronic malnutrition and improve its RBI score

 

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