Farming in Bangladesh & Brazil

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JAMES FORTSON
CASE STUDY ­ FARMING IN BANGLADESH
1. How important is agriculture to the economy of Bangladesh and what do they
grow?
The economy of Bangladesh is dependent on agriculture ­ rice, wheat
and jute.
84% of the population live in rural areas and are directly/indirectly
engaged in agricultural activities.
2. 3 opportunities:
The agricultural sector is the largest contributor to GDP.
Agriculture is the largest source of employment for skilled and unskilled
labour.
Different crops and agricultural commodities are the main source of
nutrition.
3. 3 constraints:
The availability of land for farming is decreasing.
There is widespread poverty in the population employed in agriculture.
There is insufficient funding for appropriate technology.
4. 3 objectives of the Ministry of Agriculture:
To establish policies, regulations and projects to ensure sustainable food
production.
Increase rural employment through the adoption of modern agricultural
practices.
To achieve low and stable food prices for consumers.
GRAMEEN
1. What was Grameen Bank set up to do?
Grameen Bank was set up in Bangladesh to allow poor men and women to
have access to banking facilities. It's micro-credit schemes offers loans
to groups of villagers which do not exploit them, but help to develop the
communities.
2. What is Grameen Telecom?
Grameen Telecom gives poor rural people access to telephone services.
3. Summarise how `village computing kiosks' have helped local people.
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JAMES FORTSON
These allow rural local people to access computers and the internet.
Some people have become computer literate at these computer kiosks.
CASE STUDY ­ SUGAR CANE PRODUCTION IN BRAZIL
Why is sugar cane production in Brazil showing signs of growth?
Trade in sugar is being eased. There has also been a reduction of trade
barriers on the entry of sugar into Japan and the USA.…read more

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