|Type||Journal Article - African Journal of Agricultural Research|
|Title||The role of agriculture education and training on agriculture economics and national development of Bangladesh|
|URL||http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380809999_Alam et al.pdf|
This article analyses the prevailing situations of the agricultural sector in Bangladesh using both
secondary and primary data. Findings show that agriculture was the main economic sector with an
employment of 95% of total population with a share of 78% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1971.
After the first few years of independence, education policy was concentrated for the development of
agriculture education from secondary to tertiary level because government considered agriculture as
potential to economy. Currently, 75% of the populations’ professions are agriculture industry and
contribution towards GDP is only 22%. While the decline of employment is not notably dropped,
contribution towards GDP shared by agriculture sector is dramatically descended. The article examined
the probable underpinning reasons causing agriculture as a less productive industry. With many
reasons, it is noted that education system is not currently supporting the development of agriculture
industry. With narrations, this article proposes a policy change towards agriculture education aiming an
improvement of agriculture economics of the country which ultimately will bring national development.
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