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Increasing efficiency in agriculture: findings of the jute study, Bangladesh

The findings of the jute study conducted in Bangladesh under LIRNEasia’s 2010-2012 research cycle were shared with stakeholders in Dhaka on 9 April 2012. The dissemination workshop was attended by high level representatives from the government agencies such as Bangladeshi Agriculture Research Institute, the Jute Research Institute as well as representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Bangladesh and private organisations.

The findings brought a lively debate about the prevailing issues in the jute industry such as the quality of the seeds in the market and retting techniques as well the quality of the jute produced. There was also discussion about the use of Information and communication technology such as mobiles to bring about some of the improvements in efficiency. The workshop was organised by Institute of Informatics and Development (IID) and Development Research Network (DNET), Bangladesh. The workshops were co-chaired by Syeed Ahmed from IID and Harsha De Silva from LIRNEasia

The presentations made at the workshop are given below.

Harsha De Silva, PhD, Consultant Lead Economist, LIRNEasia
Introduction and Background to the study

Khairul Islam, Consultant, DNET
Jute supply chain study findings

Nilusha Kapugama, Research Manager, LIRNEasia
Lessons from other supply chain studies

Harsha De Silva, PhD, Consultant Lead Economist, LIRNEasia
Efficient and inclusive agriculture in a smallholder world

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