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Bangladesh houses 16.5 million farmer families

  • Published at 03:34 pm October 27th, 2019
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File photo of farmers reaping paddy in a field in Moulvibazar Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The number of agricultural labour is a little over nine million

A National Agricultural Census report has said Bangladesh is currently home to 16.5 million farmer families.

The report was unveiled at a program organized by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) at the BBS auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday.

The report also highlighted the fact that there over four million landless farmers, with near 6.8 million farmers cultivating other people's land.

The number of agricultural labour is a little over nine million, the report continued.National Agricultural Census report was unveiled at a program organized by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) at the BBS auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday, October 27, 2019 |Dhaka Tribune

Among livestock, the number of cows is 28.4 million, buffaloes 718,411, goats 19.2 million, sheep 892,628, chicken 189.2 million, duck 67.5 million, and turkey 1.4 million.

Planning Minister MA Mannan attended the program as the chief guest. Statistics and Informatics Division Secretary Saurendra Nath Chakrabhartty, Project Director of Agriculture Census Project Md Zafar Ahmed Khan were also present at the event.

Such agriculture census was carried out in Bangladesh in 1977, 1983-84, 1996 and 2008.