Bangladesh agriculture

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 March, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 March, 1993, 12:00am

BANGLADESH possesses fertile soils and the economy of the country is predominantly agrarian.

It is the world's largest producer of jute.

More than three-quarters of its earning come from raw jute and jute products.

The country's other major agricultural products are rice, potato, pulses, sugarcane and tobacco.

Rice is the most widely grown crop, accounting for 72 per cent of the cropped area.

Jute accounts for four per cent, wheat four per cent and the remaining 20 per cent of the cropped area is used for pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane, tea and vegetables.

The country produces about 50 million kilograms of tea each year.