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Eat less rice, minister tells people

  • Published at 12:56 pm October 25th, 2021
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File photo of sacks of rice at a shop Focus Bangla

Bangladesh has highest per-capita rice consumption in the world, says Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque  

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque urged the people to gradually adjust their food habits and eat more nutritious foods and fruits, reducing rice intake.

"Per-capita rice consumption in Bangladesh is 400g daily which is the highest in the world, in many countries people’s average rice consumption is only 200g per day, " he said on Sunday.

The minister made the remarks addressing an event titled "Bangladesh's 50 years: Achievements and Diversifications in Agriculture."

Bangladesh Agriculture Journalist Forum (BAJF) and Bangla Daily Bonik Barta jointly organized the program at a Dhaka hotel, marking 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence.Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque speaks during an event titled ‘Bangladesh's 50 years: Achievements and Diversifications in Agriculture’ in Dhaka on Sunday, October 24, 2021 | UNBDr Md Shajahan Kabir, DG of Bangladesh Rice Research Institution (BRRI), presented the keynote paper on ‘Rice based agriculture transformation in Bangladesh: research and policy nexus.’

He mentioned during the presentation that so far around 137 varieties of rice have been developed by BRRI which helped the country become self-reliant in food production.

He also said one taka investment in agriculture research brings 51 times higher return.

FAO representative in Bangladesh Robert D Simpson, USAID Mission Director Kathryn David Steven also spoke at the function as special guests.

President of BAJF Iftekhar Mahmud presided over the function while Editor of Bonik Barta Dewan Hanif Mahmud moderated it.

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