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India’s export ban will lead Bangladesh to raise onion production, Tofail hopes

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  1. Black_cats

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    India’s export ban will lead Bangladesh to raise onion production, Tofail hopes
    2019-12-02 04:55:50
    Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.bdnews24.com/amp/en/detail/business/1695642

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    Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi at a meeting on monitoring the kitchen markets during Ramadan at Dhaka North City Corporation office on Monday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin


    Bangladesh will tackle the onion crisis by boosting domestic production in the coming years like it did after cattle smuggling from India stopped, Tofail Ahmed believes.
    The former commerce minister thinks people will now farm onion in empty places of their homes due to the high prices.



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    Smuggling of cattle from India almost stopped when the Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP of Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 as it launched a campaign to save cow, considered sacred by the Hindus.


    The government now claims Bangladesh is self-sufficient in beef as domestic farmers have boosted supplies.



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    Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi at a meeting on monitoring the kitchen markets during Ramadan at Dhaka North City Corporation office on Monday. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin

    After India stopped onion export around two months ago to control the domestic market, prices of the kitchen staple shot up in Bangladesh.


    After a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on the commerce ministry on Sunday, Tofail spoke to the media along with Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi as onion was still being sold at around Tk 240 a kg.



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    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed speaks at a media call on Sunday over the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair, which starts on Monday in capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

    It was a mistake on the part of the government to depend only on import from India for onion, Munshi admitted.


    Tofail, the chairman of the parliamentary committee, hoped that something good would come out of this mistake.



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    “The people of Bangladesh started raising cattle when India stopped (sending cow). Now we are self-sufficient,” he said.


    “Now onion prices have increased. I think ordinary people will produce onion in empty places of their homes now. We will make Bangladesh an onion-exporting country within the next two years,” he added.



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    Tofail brushed aside allegations that the businesses manipulated the market to raise onion prices, saying there is no “market syndicate” as such.


    “The businesses and the government are friends. The government wants to work with their help. The market cannot be controlled by force,” he remarked.
     
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    india wants to eat the cake and have the cake. for instance they dump all their shit into sri lanka but we cant export anything to them. stupid country!!
     
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    And where does he propose we grow that many onions? In the BBS office?
     
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    Maybe I am missing something here.

    There ARE other sources of onions.

    http://www.worldstopexports.com/onions-exports-by-country/

    Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of onions during 2018.

    1. Netherlands: US$676.1 million (19.1% of total exported onions)
    2. China: $509.5 million (14.4%)
    3. Mexico: $428.3 million (12.1%)
    4. India: $421.2 million (11.9%)
    5. United States: $231.7 million (6.5%)
    6. Spain: $174.2 million (4.9%)
    7. Iran: $124.8 million (3.5%)
    8. Egypt: $118 million (3.3%)
    9. Poland: $82.6 million (2.3%)
    10. France: $80.6 million (2.3%)
    11. Peru: $71.6 million (2%)
    12. New Zealand: $62.1 million (1.8%)
    13. Pakistan: $48.6 million (1.4%)
    14. Canada: $45.5 million (1.3%)
    15. Germany: $44.9 million (1.3%)
    By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 88.2% of global onions exports in 2018.

    Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing onions exporters since 2014 were: Pakistan (up 98.3%), Poland (up 51.2%), Mexico (up 37.5%) and India (up 30.7%).

    Five countries posted declines in their exported onions sales namely: Egypt (down -28.6%), New Zealand (down -23.2%), Germany (down -4.3%), United States (down -4%) and France (down -0.8%).
     
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    Netherlands is smaller than all countries in the list but has highest exports when it comes to onions...

    Pakistan must learn how Netherlands is able to do it....And we call ourselves agriculture based economy.
     
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    Export them to us. If there are good items at good prices, we will buy them. Between Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - there should be a preferential trade pact to support our own industries and markets.

    India does not need this and should not be a part of it. India is plenty large to trade within its own borders.

    Netherlands agriculture, irrigation, seed planting, soil management are all highly scientific and highly automated, their agricultural productivity is on a whole other level. Search in YouTube and you can see.

    Fortunately we have been able to replicate some of it in Bangladesh, except the part on flooding management, but that also depends on an unmanaged upper Riparian country which is India.

    All of Netherlands is under sea level, which is more or less the situation in Bangladesh.

    Pakistan needs to benchmark Israel and how they implemented low vapor loss 'drip irrigation' system. Some of it has been done in Balochistan.
     
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    Import the onions from China.
     
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    That is really a remarkable feat... It is a shame that our people are so stupid to take advantage or learn from other countries. Imagine the potential... Good lord...

    We should hang our head in shame.. A country so tiny like netherlands is able to beat so many countries whose major exports are agricultural products....

    Thank you for the information.. Will look into it.
     
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    Here's an interesting article from a good source,

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/









     
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    BD can easily become self sufficient in any product, cattle being an example. It will happen doe onions too.

    We just need to plan and act.
     
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    India is going to keep at these maneuvers against BD. My advice to BD brothers and sisters is to become self-sufficient. Any gaps should be closed with other countries like China and Pakistan.

    Defense equipment, especially, needs to be purchased from China and Pakistan. It is time BD diversifies their source of trade and gets out of the shadow of India.
     
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    It’s because prices are skyrocketing In urban areas of India. It’s not against any country. Go get your facts and right. What do you propose we keep high price and let it export ?
     
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    Netherlands does not grow mangoes, rice, sugarcane etc in the quantities that Pakistan grows.
     
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    They grow a heck of a lot of other things though, such as flowers for example. One of the largest exporters of tulips and other flowers....also dairy industry, chocolate, candy and baked goods.