African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6574

Full Length Research Paper

Rice marketing in Bangladesh: From the perspective of village study at Cox’s Bazar district

  Abeda Sultana  
Faculty of Business Studies, Premier University, Dampara Campus, WASA Circle, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 October 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012

Abstract

 

The paper analyzes the problems and prospects of rice marketing in Bangladesh by way of using secondary data as well as primary data. Both secondary and primary data are indicative of the fact that rice marketing in Bangladesh is marred by a wide range of problems including packaging, transporting, storage, distribution and pricing. There is a comparative advantage in the production of high yielding rice in Bangladesh but its marketing system is not suitable to the small farmers to bring fair price. Most of the respondents’ opined the major causes of price hike are natural disaster, inadequate supply of food grain in the market, less production, hoarding by traders and creating artificial food crisis in the market, problems of communication system, increase of middlemen in the market to reach food grain to consumers. This study is explanatory in nature which suggests measures that can benefit both the farmers and the end users.  

 

Key words: Agriculture, marketing, Bangladesh.