Press Briefing on Challenges Facing Post-flood Crop Sector Policy

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Author: 
Mahabub Hossain
Uttam Deb
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Abstract: 
Bangladesh has experienced yet another severe flood this year. The flood affected 262 upazilas from 39 districts, most of them twice. According to the Department of Agriculture, the Flood has damaged 360 thousand ha of rice land completely, and 180 thousand ha partially. Assuming an average paddy yield of 3.0 t/ha, the total loss of rice production would be about 0.85 million tons.