Denmark to help Bangladesh with agro product processing

Denmark seems ready to invest in Bangladesh to help it process its agricultural products. The Scandinavian nation will also assist Bangladesh in improving the quality of its farm produce. This was made clear after a meeting between Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque and Danish Ambassador to Dhaka Winnie Estrup Petersen, organised by the Agriculture Ministry.

The two countries discussed issues related to mutual cooperation in agriculture, dairy, safe food, reduction of food waste, development of the food value chain and modern laboratories. Both parties also agreed to set up a working group to identify areas for cooperation in the agricultural sector.

Dr Razzaque said despite achieving an outstanding success in crop production, Bangladesh still lagged behind in export and processing of its agro products, while the country has a great potential in processing mangoes, pineapples, bananas, tomatoes, potatoes and vegetables. Danish investments and advanced technical assistance could greatly help Bangladesh become a modern food producer and processor, he observed.


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