The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be working to strengthen efficiency in irrigation and agricultural researches, aiming to develop the farm sector of Bangladesh. During a meeting with the Agriculture Minister on Wednesday, ADB Country Director in Bangladesh Edimon Ginting said: "The ADB will provide cooperation in the agriculture sector of Bangladesh, particularly in agriculture development at coastal zone, Chattogram Hill Tracts and Haor region.”
The ADB will also provide cooperation for the development of farm commodity export, irrigation efficiency, and strengthening farm research. As part of the cooperation, $50 million projects in the agriculture sector aided by the ADB is now remaining at the final stage.
"Although Bangladesh is self-sufficient in cereal food productions...but we are in lag behind in commodity export and processing as the country has more surplus crops like mango, pineapple, banana, potato and vegetables," said the Agriculture Minister.