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Bangladesh: Govt taking steps to utilize potential of almond, coffee

Updated Jun 20, 2021
A Tk211 crore project titled “Almond and Coffee Research, Development and Expansion” has been taken up to initiate almond and coffee cultivation. The minister spoke as the chief guest at a workshop on the project at Bandarban Zilla Parishad auditorium. Also read - World-class coffee from Bangladesh? That is a possibility He mentioned that it is possible to earn a lot of foreign currency by producing almonds and coffee in the country, as well as by processing raw almonds from abroad. “In order to reduce the problem of processing of almonds in the country and to set up processing facilities, the tariff rate on import of raw almonds has already been reduced from about 90% to only 5%,” he added. The minister called upon farmers and entrepreneurs to come forward in almond and coffee cultivation and processing. He also directed the Department of Agriculture to develop improved technologies and varieties of almonds and coffee to suit the conditions of Bangladesh, and disseminate those to ...
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