Palm Oil Developments No.58 (June 2013) p7-10

Overview of Oils and Fats in Bangladesh

Subashini Nadras

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with its people crammed into a delta of rivers thate mpties into the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh is a secular parliamentary republic. The country faces a number of challenges like poverty, over population and vulnerability to climate change but has made significant progress in increasing life expectancy, achieving gender priority in education, reduced population growth and improved maternal and child health. Bangladesh having about 160 million population is heavily dependent on import to meet up its annual requirement of about 1.5 million tonnes of oils and fats (Table 1).

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