Maize production and marketing in Bangladesh: an indicative exercise

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[FMRSP Working Paper No. 14]
Maize is a versatile crop and is more nutritious than rice in terms of protein, phosphorus, fat content and also in trace elements like magnesium, potassium and sulphur. It has an insignificant coverage of only 0.2 per cent of rice and three per cent of wheat acreage. With the introduction of high yielding seeds, its area and production have been expanding fast and it reached the level of 65,000 tons in 1997/98 from cultivation of 15,000 hectares of land. Among different districts of the country, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Bogra, Kushtia, Chuadanga and Dhaka are observed to be more progressive in maize cultivation.
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Date and language
Jan 1999
English
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