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Value Addition in Vegetables Production, Processing and Export from Bangladesh

Bangladesh has immense prospect for exporting vegetables to the world market and it has also produced high quality exportable fresh vegetable. Although the share of export earning in vegetables increasing day by day but export is constrained by several issues. Thus the present study was undertaken to determine the value addition, cost and return of vegetables production and export at different levels and also suggest some policy implication for improving the present system. The study was based on both primary and secondary data. The sample included vegetables producer, suppliers, and exporters. Vegetable producers and suppliers were selected from Ulokhola of Kaligonj Upazila and exporters were selected from Dhaka city (Motijheel, Kakrail, Shantinagar, Khilgaon, and Sham Bazar).Among all the cost items, airfreight charge was the highest. It was revealed from the study that bitter gourd cultivation is more profitable and BCR is also highest (3.27) and UK market was more profitable.