The devastating floods in Bangladesh have damaged vegetables crops in the country. The floods submerged some 159,000 hectares of agricultural land in 37 districts of the country, affecting more than 1 million farmers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said on Wednesday: “We are not fearing a food crisis in Bangladesh due to the flood. But if the flood situation worsens or another disaster like cyclone hits the country, then the situation may force us to import rice. Otherwise, rice importing will not be necessary.”
Describing the initiatives taken by the Ministry of Agriculture to recover the losses, he said: “Initiatives are underway to reduce the losses by making alternative seedbeds and cultivating substitute crops. We are compensating the farmers so that they can go for production immediately after the flood.”