Agriculture mechanization in Bangladesh not enough to offset labor scarcity

 Rice Today   |  

The boro crop harvest in Bangladesh will be heavily affected by the shortage of farmworkers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of modern farm machinery, like combined harvester and ripper, has intensified the problem.

Although the government has made significant progress in employing mechanization in ploughing and irrigation, limited progress has been made in planting and harvesting.

The use of mini or combined harvesters is said to be a potential a game-changing solution for saving costs, time, and labor during the lockdown.

Read the full story at The Financial Times.

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