Bangladesh houses 16.5 million farmer families
A preliminary report of National Agricultural Census has revealed that the total number of cows has increased in comparison with goats in the country.
The number of cows reached 28.4 million while goats 19.2 million, according to the report of Agricultural Census 2019.
The report was unveiled at a program organized by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) at the BBS auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday.
Among other livestock, the number of buffaloes has been recorded at 718,411, sheep 892,628, chickens 189.2 million, ducks 67.5 million, and turkeys 1.4 million, the report said.
Bangladesh is currently home to 16.5 million farmer families, the report added.
It also highlighted the fact that there are over four million landless farmers, with near 6.8 million farmers cultivating in lands owned by others.
The number of agricultural labours is a little over nine million, the report continued.
Planning Minister MA Mannan attended the program as the chief guest.
Statistics and Informatics Division Secretary Saurendra Nath Chakrabharty, 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.