Shrinking availability of agricultural land in Bangladesh: New evidence

Policy Brief
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Reduction in the availability of agricultural land can raise concerns for food security. Land is an input in food production and a source of household income, thus influencing both food availability and access. Over four-fifths of Bangladesh’s land is still under agriculture – including cropland, forests, water bodies, aquaculture and tea estates – which is amongst the highest rates globally. Continued de-agrarianisation, planned in the Government’s Vision 2021, will further shift agricultural land to other uses for national development, but the process needs careful management to ensure that this scarce resource is optimally used. Raising the productivity of the available agricultural land, and better land management from competing priorities, would help protect food security.


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Sep 2014
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