by SYED MONJOUR HOSSAIN ,Joint Deputy Director ASA, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
(Paper presented during the Regional Training Course on Value Chain Finance in Agriculture at SD AVENUE Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand July 15-19, 2013)
Profile of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a land of rivers. It is bordered by the Bay of Bengal to the south, India to the west, north and east and Myanmar to the south-east. Its land area covers 147,579 square km. Total labor force (15 years +) is 53.7 million and agriculture accounts for 48.4% out of total labor force (Bangladesh Economic Review, 2010).