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The Political Economy of Rice Trade Between Bangladesh, India and Nepal


Between Bangladesh, India and Nepal, rice is a staple food and provides thirty per cent of the calorific requirement for the people (approximately 704 calories per capita per day, as per FAO). BRIEF conducted a study to understand and highlight the challenges that are part of the supply chain in India’s rice trade with Bangladesh and Nepal, particularly focussing on the procurement and the export-import stages. The report has also made an attempt to highlight the needs of the trade, the dynamics of price control and highlight the general as well as rice trade-specific suggestions that may help in addressing some of the identified challenges.

Posted January 31, 2019
Related locations: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Related programs: Inclusive Economic Growth