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Barriers to Development of Livestock Sub-sector in Bangladesh

Zulfiqar AliIqbal HossainExecutive SummaryThe livestock sub-sector is an important sub-sector of Bangladesh agriculture. Its contribution to country’s GDP is about 2.5 percent. This sub-sector is also important from the perspectives of crop cultivation, food-security, poverty reduction, nutrition,...

Productivity and Efficiency of Rice Mills in Bangladesh: Economic, Social and Food Security Implications

Research Report prepared for IFPRI under the PolicyResearch and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP)The research was performed by M Asaduzzaman, Nazneen Ahmed, Md. Ahiduzzaman, Md. Abdur Rahmanand Moogdho Mim Mahzab. Details: Rice mills remain at the central part of the rice value chain which...

Assessing the Performance of Food for Work (FFW), Test Relief (TR) and Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) Programme in Bangladesh

Introduction and ObjectivesThe main purpose of the present study is to examine the process of targeting, selection, and benefit distribution associated with the FFW, TR and VGF programs. The goal is to enhance the contribution of these programs to improving food security and reducing poverty. The...

Estimation of the Parameters Needed for Integrated and Effective PFDS Planning in Bangladesh

Mohammad Yunus, Quazi Shahabuddin, Mustafa K. Mujeri, M. Asaduzzaman, Nazneen Ahmed, Monzur Hossain, Siban Shahana, and Morshed Alam.    An unresolved paradox in the Bangladesh food economy is the mismatch between estimated demand for and supply of food grains based on official statistics....

Farmers' Supply Response to Prices and Non-Price Factors in Bangladesh

Mohammad Yunus and Quazi Shahabuddin    Farmers of Bangladesh grow crops not only for meeting subsistence needs but also for cash needs. In their pursuits, farmers respond in varying degree to incentives in the form of prices they receive for their produce. The prevailing prices at which...

Management of Public Stock for Improved Effectiveness of PFDS in Bangladesh

Quazi Shahabuddin, Paul Dorosh, Mohammad Yunus, Shahidur Rashid, and Siban Shahana    The study has looked into selected aspects of public stock management with a view to improving the effectiveness of PFDS in Bangladesh. The selected aspects include, among others, the impact of rice trade...

Power from the Sun: An Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness and Impact of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh

M. Asaduzzaman, Mohammad Yunus, A. K. Enamul Haque, AKM Abdul Malek Azad, Sharmind Neelormi, and Md. Amir HossainGiven that a substantial number of SHSs have been installed and that the generation and distribution of electricity in the normal process is hampered, one must know how effective the...

Analysis of Rice Value Chains for Improving Food Security in Bangladesh

Research Report prepared for IFPRI under the PolicyResearch and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP)   Mustafa K. Mujeri Nazneen AhmedMohammad Iqbal HossainApril 2013Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)E-17 Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla NagarDhaka-1207,...

Energy Subsidies and Profile of Groups Vulnerable to Reform in Bangladesh

The study provides estimates of fossil-fuel subsidies for the financial years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12; undertakes a mapping exercise to identify key stakeholders (population groups and production sectors) likely to be impacted by subsidy reforms for each fuel type and electricity; and based on...

Trade Policies and Pattern in Bangladesh

Team: Dr. Monzur Hossain (Team Leader) and Dr. Narayan Chandra NathSponsor: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)Completed: June 2013Executive Summary1.    This study analyzes various trade liberalization policies implemented in Bangladesh in phases and examines how the...

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