Agriculture has been an integral part of Bangladesh’s economic development over the last five decades. The agriculture sector employs 38 percent of the workforce and contributes to 14 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). National strategies identify the agriculture sector as a high priority and have a targeted focus on developing agribusiness in the country. Agribusiness has a multitude of prospects globally as well as in the domestic market. To realize the opportunities, global multinational food companies can enormously support the development of the sector by integrating into their global supply chains, sharing technical know-how, integrating local firms through a vibrant supply chain, and creating business opportunities.
• Deliberating on the importance of the agriculture sector in Bangladesh both with regard to food security and economy.
• Highlight potential of agrobusiness in Bangladesh and the important sub-sectors/products that offer prospects for trade and investment trade in Bangladesh.
• Potential in Halal food and avenues through which Bangladesh can tap into the halal food /meat market.
• Discussing policy reforms to match/ produce agro-products which are in high demand in the international market.