Bangladesh crisis: population explosion and earthchanges leaves country looking elsewhere for farmland

November 17, 2011DHAKA – Bangladesh is looking for farmland outside the country. “Whether from the public sector or the private sector, the government of Bangladesh is fully behind any attempts to seek out unused land beyond its borders,” Minister of Food and Disaster Management Muhammad Abdur Razzaque told IRIN, the news service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. So far Bangladeshi officials are involved in preliminary discussions with Ukraine for wheat production and are considering Cambodia for rice, as well as ventures with sub-Saharan Africa, Razzaque said. The dominant food crop of Bangladesh is rice, accounting for about 94.55 percent of the total cereal crop production. With little arable land and frequent natural disasters, Bangladesh has often struggled to feed its population, now totaling about 160 million. It has the highest population density in the world but also one of the lowest rates of arable land per resident in the world, totaling about 54 hectares per 1,000 people in 2008, World Bank figures show. “Frequent floods, cyclones and other natural disasters pose a threat to the country’s food security. And climate change is likely to increase the occurrence of extreme weather events such as drought in Bangladesh,” says Dr. Mohammed Zainul Abedin, representative for the International Rice Research Institute in Bangladesh. In 2010, Bangladesh recorded its lowest rainfall since 1995. In 1999, it suffered the longest drought in 50 years. –Seed Daily
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7 Responses to Bangladesh crisis: population explosion and earthchanges leaves country looking elsewhere for farmland

  1. Bob Miethe says:

    STOP Having babes ….

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    • pagan66 says:

      Petition the Roman Church to change it’s stance on contraception. It is responsible not only for the exploding birth rate in Africa as it is for the mailgnant spread of AIDS. People lauded the previous Pope as a Saint – sorry – he was a mass murderer on a horrific scale.

      Blessings

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      • nanoduck says:

        Bangladesh is a Muslim country.

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      • K says:

        Bangladesh is a Muslim country. I know they have family planning programs there yet these factors play a part in these high birth rates, they have low literacy rates among women and in rural areas, extreme povetry and though birth control is inexpessive still unafforable for many, though women may desire to use birth control her husband may forbid them from using it.

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  2. Lucie Sinclair says:

    Having babies aside, the land is inhospitable to maintain life of any kind, a failed state.

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  3. calli says:

    83 percent of Bangladeshis are Muslims – 16 per cent are Hindu’s – the Pope’s not there yet!

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    • pagan66 says:

      I was generalizing in my reply but Bangladesh has Catholics – Just below 1% but with the 9th largest population in the world that makes for alot of them. The Roman Church has been around in Bangladesh since the 16th century. Father Francisco Fernandez went to Chandecan in October, 1599 & built a church & rectory there.

      Blessings

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