Bangladesh Jute: Not a bad choice for agriculture value chain studies

Posted on September 6, 2011  /  1 Comments

I’ve been asked about how we choose our research topics. Intuition, I answer. Lot of discussion among the team and intuition. How did we choose the case studies for the research on agricultural value chains? Here, the team assembled a lot of data too. The BBC confirms their choice.

It brought much-needed foreign income to the impoverished nation.

But it lost its lustre in the 1980s after synthetic materials like polythene and plastics were introduced.

Now the natural fibre has made a spectacular comeback.

Exports of jute and jute products from Bangladesh this fiscal year crossed a record billion dollars as demand for the natural fibre is steadily increasing.

With growing environmental awareness, jute, which is bio-degradable, has become the preferred alternative to polluting synthetic bags

Congratulations, Sriganesh and team.

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  1. Jute was selected after much discussion with the BD team led by Khairul and analyses of export data and inclusiveness.