Boro Procurement and Food Security Strategy: An Actionable Agenda

Author: 
Dr Uttam Deb
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Attaining food security is the major challenge for Bangladesh particularly at a time when global prices are high and there are restrictions on exports by major rice exporting countries. To ensure food production through increased domestic production, Bangladesh has made a special programme for higher production of Boro rice in this season. Boro is the major rice crop of Bangladesh and provides about 55 percent of total rice production. Ministry of Agriculture set a target of producing 17.5 million metric tons of clean rice from 4.5 million ha of Boro cultivating area. Available information suggests that Boro production in the current season is good.