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Food Security in Bangladesh is threatened by Sidr Cyclone  : BRAC


The Executive Director of BRAC Dr Mahbub Hossain says that mostly the coastal districts of Bangladesh like Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali , Bagerhat and Khulna which are badly affected by the Sidr Storm and also other districts like, Barisal, Bhola, Gopalganj , Madaripur and Shariatpur might run short of food crops, because the Aman crops are destroyed in these places.

He said that 500 thousand acres of land in these regions where the paddy was nearly ripe has been totally destroyed. Dr Hossain said that on an average from the crop lost is between 800.000 to 1,000,000 tons. Dr Mahbub Hossain said that Bangladesh needs to import a million ton of rice in order to fill in the shortage which is caused by repeated floods followed by strong storm.

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