Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

2019 Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Food and Agriculture in Bangladesh

  • Saleh AhmedEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1179-9_61

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Introduction

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. With extremely low per capita land, feeding its growing population has always been a big challenge. Simultaneously agricultural land uses have changed continuously and that in a way demonstrates the dynamic and complex interplays of ethical dimensions of socioeconomic, political, and technological forces (Khan and Shah 2011).

However, the rapid agricultural land use changes occurred during the last three decades mostly due to unplanned and uncontrolled urbanization and industrialization. This changing pattern of land uses has serious implications for the agriculture and food security of the country. In 1980, there were 9.0 million hectares of available agricultural land, while in 2012 it decreased to 6.0 million (Rashid 2012). It is important to note that in 1980 the country’s population was approximately 80 million and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Social Work and AnthropologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA