13. recommendations 11 Mar to 10 April 2018

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Major
Events

Date

 

Course
Work for 1st and 2nd Semester (6 Jan to 19 Nov 2017)

1.     
 

Semester Class for 1st semester

6 Jan to 28 April 2017

2.     
 

1st Semester final
examination

5 May and 19 May 2017

3.     
 

Semester Class for 2nd
semester

7 July to 10 Nov 2017

4.     
 

2nd semester final
examination

17 Nov 2017

5.     
 

Oral examination

19 Nov 2017

 

Preparation
for the 1st Seminar (20 Nov 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)

6.     
 

Develop the Research Proposal

20 Nov to 15 Dec 2017

7.     
 

Review the Research Proposal by
Supervisor and incorporate Supervisor’s recommendations

15 Dec to 25 Dec 2017

8.     
 

Submit 10 copies of Research Proposal along
with a short biography to CHSR office in 2 week prior

26 Dec 2017

9.     
 

Presentation for the 1st Seminar

10 Jan 2018

 

Preparation
for the 2nd Seminar (11 Jan to 16 Dec 2018)

10.   

Incorporate correction/direction
provided by the faculty members and Supervisor from the seminar

11 Jan to 10 Feb 2018

11.   

Preparation of questionnaires

11 Feb to 10 Mar 2018

12.   

Review the questionnaires by the
Supervisor and incorporate Supervisor’s recommendations

11 Mar to 10 April 2018

13.   

Data collection from relevant
stakeholders

11 April to 10 June 2018

14.   

Data put  in computer by using SPSS

11 June to 10 Aug 2018

15.   

Data analysis and interpretation

11 Aug to 10 Sep 2018

16.   

Develop the Research Advancement Paper
by incorporating the analyzed  data   

11 Sep to 10 Oct 2018

17.   

Submit Research Advancement Paper along
with a short biography to CHSR office in 2 week prior

1 Dec 2018

18.   

Submit a related published Journal to
CHSR

1 Dec 2018

19.   

Presentation for the 2nd Seminar

17 Dec 2018

 

Preparation
for pre-submission Seminar (18 Dec 2018 to 11 Nov 2019)

20.   

Incorporate correction/direction
provided by the faculty members and supervisor from the seminar

19 Dec 2018 to 10 Jan 2019

21.   

Writing the Final Thesis

11 Jan to 11 Oct 2019

22.   

Submit the Final Thesis along with a
short biography to CHSR office in 1 month prior

12 Oct 2019

23.   

Submit a related published Journal to
CHSR

12 Oct 2019

24.   

Presentation for the Pre-submission seminar

12 Nov 2019

25.   

Correction and modification

13 Nov to 11 Dec 2019

26.   

Final Thesis submission to CHSR at BUP

12 Dec 
2019

27.   

Submit a related published Journal to
CHSR

12 Dec 
2019

28.   

Defense of thesis

12 Jan 2020

 

 

 

 

14. CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

Potato
is a popular food crop in Bangladesh and population intake it in whole year.
Since potato is a staple food of 40 country so high demand in international
market. The study analyzed the potato production trend and local consumption in
the country and find out the existing exporting position. After meeting the
local consumption, potato surplus 3.4 million tons in the country and exporting
status is 70000 tons in 2016 tons which is very low than expectation. Different
barriers are exist for exporting the potato as a result exporting company could
not reach up to the mark for export the potato. The flakes  and starch export based manufacturing
companies do not get enough high dry matter rich  potato variety like lady Rosetta from country
for making the products so they could not also reach  export the products up to the mark. Bangladesh
farmers mostly produce the low dry matter rich potato like Cardinal and Diamond
from log year ago but changing their habit. 
Another issue, the export company have no enough capacity
to communicate international byers, get payment timely, not enough assess the
byers demand, and not able to maintain the potato shipment properly. The China,
India and Pakistan our international competitors and we could not compete
properly with them in terms right variety, transport, shipping in time, high
production cost due to low mechanization and proper communication etc. The
government providing 20% cash incentive to export companies so this is good scope
to export the potato. By this time we exported potato in 38 countries from
2008-09 to date but could not continuation the export every year of those
countries. The Bangladesh need to meet the demand of potato importing countries
and search new country for exporting the potato with the support of government,
imported country appointed Bangladesh ambassador, private sector, local trader,
development organization and farmers.  Bangladesh
has good prospect to export the potato and fertile soil, favorable ecology and
experience farmers for production. The concluding remarks are listed below-   

·        
Ensure available
the high yielding and international market demand potato variety seed.

·        
Develop plan for overcoming the identified
barriers and proper use of facilities for the export the potato.

·        
Flexible existing policy so that international
market demand potato variety easily bring to the country by the export company from
abroad and provide training to farmers for it production.

·        
Easy shipping arrangement so that export
companies can easily export the potato in international market

·        
Government provide support to increase
capacity for exporting company in terms of market identify, easy shipping
arrangement and low interest finance etc.

·        
Continue the cash incentive for export
companies for export the potato

·        
Agricultural credit facilities are ensure for
the farmers

 

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