14. million tons in the country and

14. CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

Potato
is a popular food crop in Bangladesh and population intake it in whole year.
Since potato is a staple food of 40 country so high demand in international
market. The study analyzed the potato production trend and local consumption in
the country and find out the existing exporting position. After meeting the
local consumption, potato surplus 3.4 million tons in the country and exporting
status is 70000 tons in 2016 tons which is very low than expectation. Different
barriers are exist for exporting the potato as a result exporting company could
not reach up to the mark for export the potato. The flakes  and starch export based manufacturing
companies do not get enough high dry matter rich  potato variety like lady Rosetta from country
for making the products so they could not also reach  export the products up to the mark. Bangladesh
farmers mostly produce the low dry matter rich potato like Cardinal and Diamond
from log year ago but changing their habit. 
Another issue, the export company have no enough capacity
to communicate international byers, get payment timely, not enough assess the
byers demand, and not able to maintain the potato shipment properly. The China,
India and Pakistan our international competitors and we could not compete
properly with them in terms right variety, transport, shipping in time, high
production cost due to low mechanization and proper communication etc. The
government providing 20% cash incentive to export companies so this is good scope
to export the potato. By this time we exported potato in 38 countries from
2008-09 to date but could not continuation the export every year of those
countries. The Bangladesh need to meet the demand of potato importing countries
and search new country for exporting the potato with the support of government,
imported country appointed Bangladesh ambassador, private sector, local trader,
development organization and farmers.  Bangladesh
has good prospect to export the potato and fertile soil, favorable ecology and
experience farmers for production. The concluding remarks are listed below-   

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·        
Ensure available
the high yielding and international market demand potato variety seed.

·        
Develop plan for overcoming the identified
barriers and proper use of facilities for the export the potato.

·        
Flexible existing policy so that international
market demand potato variety easily bring to the country by the export company from
abroad and provide training to farmers for it production.

·        
Easy shipping arrangement so that export
companies can easily export the potato in international market

·        
Government provide support to increase
capacity for exporting company in terms of market identify, easy shipping
arrangement and low interest finance etc.

·        
Continue the cash incentive for export
companies for export the potato

·        
Agricultural credit facilities are ensure for
the farmers

 

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