Press Briefing on Challenges Facing Post-flood Crop Sector Policy

Mahabub Hossain, Uttam Deb
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Bangladesh has experienced yet another severe flood this year. The flood affected 262
upazilas from 39 districts, most of them twice. According to
the Department of Agriculture, the Flood has damaged 360 thousand ha of rice land
completely, and 180 thousand ha partially. Assuming an average paddy yield of 3.0 t/ha, the
total loss of rice production would be about 0.85 million tons.