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Goodbye to potato late blight

Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial

January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Agrico seed potatoes head to Bangladesh

Agrico seed potatoes head to Bangladesh

January 03, 2021
How do Agrico seed potatoes find their way to Bangladesh? The journey starts with the sale of the seed potatoes.
Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons just for the Rangpur division

Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons for the Rangpur division

December 21, 2020
Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons just for the Rangpur division

Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands

Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands

November 17, 2020
Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands. Varieties include Diamond, Carolus, Margarita, Barcelona, and Accent.
Retailers still charge higher than govt-set price of potato

Bangladesh Retailers still charge higher than govt-set price of potato

October 23, 2020
Potato was sold for Tk 42 to Tk 48 a kg in retail markets in the capital yesterday, a day after the government fixed the retail price at Tk 35.
Potato Farmers Bangladesh suffer as a result of the huge surplus this year

Potato Farmers in Bangladesh suffer as a result of the huge surplus this year

May 31, 2019
This year, the potato harvest in Bangladesh was about 150% of what the domestic need is. As a result prices have crashed and despite the high yields, farmers suffer as the can not sell their product.
Bangladesh intends to export surplus potatoes

Bangladesh intends to export large surplus of potatoes

February 26, 2019
Commerce Minister of Bangladesh, Tipu Munshi on Saturday said Bangladesh has a surplus production of potato after meeting domestic demand. Bangladesh intends to export the surplus.
Netherlands to provide around 1mn Euros for potato impact cluster in Bangladesh

Netherlands to provide around 1 million Euros for potato impact cluster in Bangladesh

February 12, 2019
The government of the Netherlands and Dutch businesses have inked an agreement to undertake a “potato impact cluster” project in Bangladesh.
Potato Prices in Bangladesh up due to tight supply

Potato Prices in Bangladesh up due to tight supply

May 08, 2018
Over the last month, potato prices in Dhaka, Bangladesh have seen large increases, as supplies are tight.
Potato Farmers in Bangladesh worried by fall potato price

Potato Farmers in Bangladesh worried by drop in potato price

March 05, 2018
Potato growers of the Thakurgaon district, Bangladesh are worried that they might not be able to recover the production cost due to sudden drop in the prices of the vegetable in the ongoing harvesting season.
Dutch investors keen to invest in potato farming in Bangladesh

Dutch investors keen to invest in potato farming in Bangladesh

September 17, 2017
At Potato Europe, Dutch traders have shown their strong interest to invest in potato farming in Bangladesh aiming to increase the production.
Bangladesh expects huge potato surplus due to increased supply and sluggish demand

Bangladesh expects huge potato surplus due to increased supply and sluggish demand

August 13, 2017
Cold storage operators in Bangladesh said between 15 and 20 lakh (2 million) tonnes of potato will remain unsold by the end of the year because of sluggish demand.

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