Trend Analysis and Prediction of Cropped Area of Bangladesh

Md. Akter Faruk Fuad *

Masters’ Program in Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan.

Md. Hasan Sofiur Rahman

Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Bangladesh.

Fatema Tuz Johara

Masters’ Program in Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan.

Kaniz Fatima Jui

Masters’ Program in Agricultural Economics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

Umme Munmun Ashrafi Flora

Masters’ Program in Business Administration, ASA University, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This systematic review is an effort to examine the trajectory of cropped area in Bangladesh using secondary data. This qualitative and descriptive analysis was conducted using numerous government's Statistical Yearbooks. The study revealed that single cropped area was shrinking, whereas multiple cropped area was flourishing. The expansion of areas was observed in both cereals and vegetables. Another significant finding was that a sharp growth was seen in both the net and gross cropped area. The cropping intensity was also gradually rising, which would allow practicing modern technologies to utilize existing and accredited areas. Further studies are required to understand the accredited farm areas in terms of policy-related factors. The study's results offer valuable insights for decision-makers in Bangladesh to preserve and utilize the farmland resources sustainably.

Keywords: Cropped area, cereals, vegetables, cropping intensity, Bangladesh


How to Cite

Fuad, M. A. F., Rahman, M. H. S., Johara , F. T., Jui , K. F., & Flora , U. M. A. (2023). Trend Analysis and Prediction of Cropped Area of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry, 9(4), 81–90. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajraf/2023/v9i4236

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