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More affection agriculture for accoutrement sector

The Daily Dawn

Bangladesh has become a advantageous bazaar for all-around affection suppliers as its affection burning continues to access on the able achievement of the accoutrement sector. Bangladesh is one of the better affection importers in the apple as the country produces 1 per cent of the absolute affection appropriate to accomplish authoritative yarns and fabrics. Affection plays the capital backbone of the export-oriented accoutrement area as it plays an important role as a astern bond industry for exports. Yet, this has been accessible alone because of the accumulation of yarn and fabrics aural the time from alfresco the country.
In contempo times, affection prices added by 24.19 per cent to 77 cents a batter on the all-embracing bazaar because of a abatement in food by China and India, two above affection producers and consumers, according to industry insiders. Importers in Bangladesh achievement that the amount would alpha crumbling in November back new crops will hit the market. Here Bangladesh has annihilation to do but to attending advanced to back the amount declines. In this commendations above producers of affection are China, India, the United States, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Australia, Greece, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey area it is alleged ‘white gold’.
However, Bangladesh is awful abased on India for affection because of allusive prices, beneath adjustment time and bland supply. In 2015, the country alien a almanac of added than 6 actor bales of cotton, up about 10 per cent on that in 2014 and about 40 per cent on that in 2011, according to the Bangladesh Textile Mills’ Association. Numerically, Bangladesh imports 49 per cent of affection from India to accommodated its demand. As annex on a accurate country for affection acceptation could be troublesome, we are cerebration about alternatives such as accretion affection agriculture and establishing relations with added exporters for the sustainability of the accoutrement sector.
But accession botheration is the Bangladesh government’s action was not to breed affection on acreage area crop is grown. Alone 0.1 actor bales of affection are locally produced in Bangladesh. Our acreage is awful aggressive and affection is a long-duration crop as it takes six months from sowing to picking. Aural this time, our farmers can abound two crops on the aforementioned acreage which advice them to acquire more. But aerial and average aerial acreage is acceptable for affection assembly area abounding high-value crops can be grown.
On the added hand, the better affection supplier India has been importing affection from added countries. China now has 60 actor bales of affection in its stock, which is about a bisected of the all-around demand. China uses 30 actor bales of affection a year, which makes it the better customer of the accustomed fibre in the world.
Nonetheless, arch organisations of Bangladesh such as the Bangladesh Accoutrement Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association set up a ambition to accomplish $50b in banal accoutrement exports by 2021. Usually, Bangladesh’s affection burning is accepted to about bifold by 2021.
Bangladesh affection burning is accepted to access from 9 per cent in 2010–11 to 16 per cent by 2022, according to the Organisation for Bread-and-butter Cooperation and Development and the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organisation angle 2013–2022 appear recently. In addition, China’s allotment of apple imports avalanche from 41 per cent in the abject aeon to 23 per cent in 2022; Bangladesh and Vietnam are accepted to about bifold their share, before China in total. On the added hand, China imports are accepted to bead by 50 per cent during the accessible division as it apprehension bottomward a cardinal stockpiling programme.
According to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Bangladesh will beat China as the world’s better importer of affection in the abutting four years. Australia is the world’s fourth better exporter, which has becoming a acceptability as a reliable supplier of high-quality affection with about aught contamination.
Bangladesh needs an undisrupted and abiding accumulation alternation of affection to accumulate the assembly with ability for the accoutrement sector. For a bland affection supply, Bangladesh should be the amount affiliate of the All-embracing Affection Association as it will advice in accepting the latest advice on affection beyond the world. This organisation plays a basic role in the world’s affection accumulation alternation by giving aegis to producers, traders and consumers.
The advance of accoutrement industry will abide in Bangladesh. It is predicted that if it is accessible to aftermath 1 actor bales of affection on about 2,00,000 hectares of land, it can save 10 to 15 per cent acceptation costs, according to the industry insider. It will be accessible alone again to change bread-and-butter advance of the country centring on the accoutrement export.
The government can at atomic advance affection assembly in littoral areas area no added crops are produced because of salinity intrusion. Importers demand to advance affection assembly in the areas area tobacco is grown. Now, the government should booty up a activity for analysis and amplification of affection assembly in the Barind areas of Rajshahi, Naogaon and Chapainawabganj, area added crops cannot be produced.

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