- Jan 19, 2017
BD has vast farmland
It also has 170-180 million mouths to feed. The fact of the matter is BD is a net food importer by a huge margin. It's easy to blame the GoB. But plenty of countries are in the same situation.
Cheap food policy has its own advantages. It keeps cost of industrial labour low and helps in industrialisation in the long run.
You are getting your hopes a little too high. BD is a massive food importer, to the tune of 7-8 billion USD/year. And it's not like they are importing raw material for export processing (like they do with cotton). Most of that import is for domestic consumption.
You want cheap food? Well, be more productive. The tariffs aren't their to protect BD farmers. It's there to save hard earned forex.
The rest of the wordcelling in this thread is just fluff. It doesn't matter where they import from, import they will have to.