Boro rice procurement in Bangladesh: Implications for policy

On 11 June 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture requested IFPRI-PRSSP to conduct a study jointly with APSU to assess the paddy price issue. IFPRI agreed to carry out the study. The objectives of this study are to (1) assess to what extent boro farmers were able to sell their paddy to the Government at the announced procurement price; (2) evaluate the efficacy of the direct paddy procurement from farmers by the Government, in order to help farmers overcome low paddy prices in the future; and (3) examine ways to improve the foodgrain procurement system.