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Bangladesh may face potato deficiency in 2 years

Fresh Common Potato
Vegetables
Bangladesh
Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 6, 2024

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The demand for potatoes in Bangladesh is increasing, but the surplus of potatoes in the country has been decreasing since 2017. Experts are concerned that Bangladesh may become import-dependent for potatoes if the trend continues. The government and agricultural industry need to take quick steps to increase productivity and address post-production losses to avoid a potential deficit in potato supply.
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Use has also increased in the food and feed industry. However, the demand for the product has not increased as fast as the production or supply. According to a research report by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), the quantity of surplus potatoes in the country has been decreasing since 2017. If this trend continues, experts fear that the net surplus in potatoes may soon turn into a net deficit. They say that to deal with this situation, it is necessary to take quick steps to increase productivity. Otherwise, there is a strong danger of Bangladesh becoming import-dependent for potatoes. According to the BARC research data, the net surplus of potatoes is decreasing every year even as the net demand for potatoes is increasing consistently. In 2017, the net demand for potatoes in the country was 62 lakh 71 thousand tons. By 2020, it will increase to 68 lakh 17 thousand tons. On the other hand, in 2017, the surplus of potatoes in the country was 13 lakh 85 thousand tons. ...
Source: Argenpapa
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