Biotechnology revolutionized potato production and its contribution in agricultural GDP of Bangladesh

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Biotechnology revolutionized potato production and its contribution in agricultural GDP of Bangladesh

Mita Bagchi, Lijuan Zhuang
J. Bio. Env. Sci.10( 2), 163-172, February 2017.
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Agricultural biotechnology plays vital role in crop improvement; subsequently contribute to increase production and countries GDP. Secondary data were used to estimate growth rate of production, area, yield and export of potato applying compound growth rate. Result revealed that the compound annual growth rate was 0.9% for production, 0.2% for yield, 0.7% for area and 4.7% for export during pre-biotechnology period while it was 9.0%, 3.3%, 5.4% and 40.5% in biotechnology period, respectively. We also Fig. out how this technology changes the scenario of potato production and its impacts on Bangladesh GDP. Our findings reveal that after adaptation of biotechnology in seed potato the yield dramatically increases. That reduces the dependency on imported seed and increases potato export. Our study suggests that implementation of biotechnology in potato seed production is a breakthrough for Bangladesh agriculture and it could be a model for other crop improvement to ensure food security.


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