21 March, 2012
Bangladesh is an agricultural country. The total cultivable area is around 23 million acres and there are a little more acres and there are a little more than 14.5 million cultivators. Major agricultural products are rice, jute (the golden fibre), wheat, potato, pulses, sugarcane, tea, tobacoo etc. The country is the world’s largest exporter of jute and jute goods. The is also one of the major foreign exchange earners. Bangladesh also exports frozen shrimps, froglegs and handicrafts. There has also been a rapid growth in manufacturing industries which offer a wide range of exportable goods such as leather goods and ready-made garments. Within the last few years remittances from Bangladeshis employed abroad have contributed largely toward foreign exchange earnings.