A market In transition? The case of rhe Bangladesh rice market

Working Paper
[FMRSP Working Paper 28]

There have been major forces at work in the rural economy over the past decade and a half, with quite striking implications, in particular, for the rural food economy. On the production front, large increases in foodgrain productivity have taken place ushering in an era of near self-sufficiency in rice. The incentive regime facing agriculture has undergone a major transformation, resulting in rapid technological change (widespread adoption of the Green Revolution technology and modern irrigation practices). Significant improvements have taken place in physical infrastructure (rural roads, telecommunications and rural electrification) and in the delivery system of rural services, including financial and extension services. The rice market has also had to contend with withdrawal/reduction of food subsidies, reforms of the Public Food Distribution System, trade (import) liberalization of rice and expanded production and marketed quantities.
The purpose of this paper is to explore rice market dynamics in the Bangladesh context for signs of a transition towards a more developed (impersonal) market structure.

Download documentSize
A market In transition? The case of rhe Bangladesh rice market 187 KB
Date and language
Feb 2001
Personal Author
Agris Subject Categories: 
Trade, marketing and distribution
Agris Subject Categories: 
International trade

Share this