Pineapple Production Status in Bangladesh
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 173-177
Received: Jul. 11, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 30, 2015; Published: Oct. 2, 2017
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Md. Farid Hossain, School of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Md. Anwarul Islam, School of Education, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
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Abstract
This review paper discussed the area, production, yield and importance of pineapple in Bangladesh. Production of pineapple shows an upward trend in Bangladesh. Total 39583 acres (16025 ha) of land was cultivated with the production of 234493 m tones pineapple in 2009-2010. The highest cultivated area, production and yield was observed in Dhaka division. It is widely cultivated in Tangail, Mymensingh, Gazipur, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Chittagong, Bandarban, Khagrachari and Rangamati districts. Tangail district of Dhaka Division is the pioneer of pineapple production. It covered 49% of total pineapple cultivated land and 59% of national production. Generally, the ripen pineapple fruit is consumed freshly and used as source of various food items like jam, jelly, pickles in Bangladesh. Recently, pineapple growers and sellers are using some health hazard chemical such as hormone or and preservative to get attractive pineapple round the year. The demand of pineapple for internal consumption and also for export is increasing day by day. Every year a large amount of pineapple damage results due to lack of appropriate storage, transportation and marketing facilities. So, expansion of pineapple cultivation through proper management can improve the socioeconomic conditions of farmers in Bangladesh.
Keywords
Pineapple, Importance, Area, Yield, Bangladesh
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Md. Farid Hossain, Md. Anwarul Islam, Pineapple Production Status in Bangladesh, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 173-177. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20170605.15
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