Maize Production in Bangladesh: Way towards Self-sufficiency

Miah, M A M and Hossain, T M B and Kumar, R (2014) Maize Production in Bangladesh: Way towards Self-sufficiency. In: Book of Extended Summaries, 12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security. CIMMYT, Bangkok, pp. 168-178.

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Since the establishment of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in 1976, maize research developed eight composites and 11 hybrids of maize. Maize was introduced as a relatively new crop in the rice-based agriculture of Bangladesh, especially in the northern region. Currently, maize is considered an important cash crop to its growers. In terms of area and production, it ranks third after rice and wheat (BBS, 2011). The area under maize cultivation is increasing steadily due to its ready market, remunerative price, lower-cost of production, and overall higher-profitability compared to that of rice and wheat...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maize, Maize Production, Bangladesh, Self-sufficiency
Subjects: Others > Maize
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2015 05:34
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2015 05:36
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