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Government of Bangladesh takes urgent measures to stabilize potato prices ahead of National Elections early 2024

November 19, 2023
With national elections scheduled for January 7, 2024, the Bangladesh government has implemented measures to address the alarming surge in potato prices.
Yellow potatoes

With National Elections Barely Two Months Away, Bangladesh Government Is on a High Alert at Rising Potato Prices

November 13, 2023
Bangladesh Commerce Ministry, in a report, says high prices are the result of price manipulation by a syndicate of cold-storage owners.
Seed potato exports to Northern Ireland to restart from 30 September

First ever table potato shipments from India to Bangladesh

November 05, 2023
The first-ever shipments of 77 tonnes of potatoes have arrived from India for domestic consumption in Bangladesh - traditionally an exporter of the root vegetable - amid government efforts to ease the price.
Potato Production

Bangladesh Government reports record potato production, yet prices are going up

September 01, 2023
Potato prices in Bangladesh are soaring even though farmers this year grew a record 1.04 crore tonnes, cutting the buying power of consumers, especially fixed and low-income people already battered by sustained high inflation.
Patchy power now pushes up potato prices

Patchy power in Bangladesh pushes up potato prices

June 18, 2023
Frequent power outages in Bangladesh are driving up the costs of potato storage, ultimately burdening people already struggling with escalating prices of essential food items.
Bangladesh to export potato to Japan

Bangladesh to export potatoes to Japan

May 04, 2023
A Japanese company has expressed interest to import potatoes from Bangladesh, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque. The minister said this while addressing a program at Westin Hotel in Tokyo on Thursday (April 27).
Mallorca starts potato export to the United Kingdom: The Lady Christl variety is the first of the early potatoes

Bangladesh to resume potato export to Russia

April 10, 2023
State-run Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation and private entity National Group Russia for Potato Export are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding today over the export of potato from Bangladesh to Russia.
The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) seeks BDT 9 (USD 0.11) subsidy per kg of potato stored

The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) suggests a subsidy per kg of potato stored

October 04, 2021
The 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.
Local potato dealers at a market in Khulna, Bangladesh in 2016 (Courtesy: Mathess)

Facing excess potatoes, Govt of Bangladesh plans to support both export and potato processing

September 06, 2021
Facing excess potatoes, the government of Bangladesh has decided to provide all sorts of support for both export and processing
Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation BADC contract growers export potatoes to Malaysia (Courtesy: Quamrul Islam Rubaiyat)

Bangladesh Agricultural Corporation (BADC) contract growers for the export of potatoes to Malaysia

April 20, 2021
Potatoes produced by contract growers of the Bangladesh Agricultural Corporation (BADC) are now being exported to Malaysia.


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