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Evaluating the Production and Marketing Assessment of Selected Vegetables in Bangladesh

Fatima Khatun1, Mashrat Jahan1 and Shahadat Hossain1
  • 1 Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Abstract

The prosperity of Bangladesh depends upon agricultural development. In addition to that, vegetables play a significant role in the economy of Bangladesh. The present study aims to overview the production and marketing of vegetables. The study also attempts to highlight the value chains and channels of vegetable marketing and the problems related to the production and selling of vegetables. Conspicuously, the cultivation of vegetables in our country is growing day by day due to the higher profitability. Nearly 1.25 million hectares of cultivable land area are engaged for producing vegetables. This study attempts to pronounce the existing vegetable supply chain system along with the problems and constraints faced by the farmers during producing and marketing of vegetables. The usual supply chain is that the middlemen collect vegetables from growers at a cheaper price and then sell it to the general consumers with a markup. There is almost a complete absence of specialized facilities and equipment for handling vegetables in the market. The study reports some policies based on the problems to increase the production and marketing opportunities of the farmers. In particular, the vegetable marketing system is unorganized in Bangladesh which needs to be developed for the well-being of the farmers and common people.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 17 No. 1, 2022, 23-33

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2022.23.33

Submitted On: 9 January 2022 Published On: 26 March 2022

How to Cite: Khatun, F., Jahan, M. & Hossain, S. (2022). Evaluating the Production and Marketing Assessment of Selected Vegetables in Bangladesh. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 17(1), 23-33. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2022.23.33

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Keywords

  • Profitability
  • Supply Chain
  • Middleman
  • Production
  • Marketing