News on Food Trends from Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) suggests a subsidy per kg of potato stored
October 04, 2021The annual demand for potatoes in Bangladesh is about 9 million tons. The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) urged the government to provide a BDT 9 (USD 0.11) subsidy per kilogram of potato stored in various cold storages in the country.
Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial
January 10, 2021Bangladesh 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.
Dutch investors keen to invest in potato farming in Bangladesh
September 17, 2017At Potato Europe, Dutch traders have shown their strong interest to invest in potato farming in Bangladesh aiming to increase the production.
Diversifying diets to improve nutrition and incomes in Bangladesh
April 11, 2012Working in partnership with the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC), Worldfish, and Bangladeshi partners, CIP recently launched a bold program to raise incomes and improve nutritional health through greater use of potato, sweetpotat...
Improving incomes and nutritional health in Bangladesh through potato, sweetpotato, and vegetables
December 06, 2011Poverty affects 40 percent of people in Bangladesh, and malnutrition is among the highest in the world, with 56 percent of preschoolers underweight. In an effort to combat these alarming numbers, the International Potato Center (CIP) is launching a ne...
Bangladesh tells its people to “Think potato, grow potato and eat potato,”
May 15, 2008Dhaka: Potatoes are not high on the menu for Bangladesh’s 140 million people, but a surge in rice and wheat prices has prompted the government to popularize the humble spud as a substitute food. “Think potato, grow potato and eat potato,” was the ma...
Bangladesh holds potato fair to popularize it as staple food
May 08, 2008The Bangladeshi caretaker government has arranged a three-day mega potato fair in capital Dhaka with companies and hotels showcasing recipes to popularizes the vegetable as a top food item to ease pressure off the main staple rice. The country's first ...
Bangladeshi army is ordered to march on potatoes rather than rice
April 21, 2008When the order came down from the top brass of Bangladesh's armed forces it sounded like a joke. Some of the soldiers and sailors who were told that from now on their daily rations would include increased servings of potatoes almost certainly did not ...