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Attaining Sufficient Yield of Sugarcane in Bangladesh: An Empirical Approach

Rana, M. S., Hossain, F. and Roy, S. S.

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 37, Issue 4, November 2014

Keywords: Demand Deficit, Gur, Import, Market Area, Sugarcane Belt, Sufficient Yield

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The paper contains an empirical research approach on the demand and supply analysis for sugarcane in Bangladesh. In be more specific, how sufficient yield of sugarcane could be achieved, as well as sustained in the country, is discussed in the paper based on the analysis, along with exploring its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Bangladesh imports around 1.26 million metric ton of sugar each year to meet its national demand deficit. The research shows that local growing of sugarcane rather imports of sugar would save around BDT8,937.94 million per year. In addition, local production of sugarcane and its processing to sugar would result in the by-production of molasses, chobra and spirit/ alcohol at massive scale that might considerably contribute to the national economy. The paper, in this regard, proposes eight contiguous districts of Bangladesh with high sugarcane productivity to form a regional belt where deficit amount of sugarcane could be grown every year. In addition, several policy recommendations are made with a view to sustaining this yield of sugarcane in the country.

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