Factors Affecting Inducement for Organic Farming in Bangladesh
Nuraiya Fariha and Saiful Islam

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: saifulib@du.ac.bd

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Purpose: While organic farming is quite pervading around the world, it received minimal momentum in Bangladesh. Therefore, this study aims to find the dominant factors and major constraints to pursue organic farming in Bangladesh. Methodology: Primary data are collected from forty producers, one processor, and two distributors from the Bogura district. Mostly descriptive statistics are used to achieve the objectives. Findings: Findings show that lower cost of productions, ethical farming practices, higher return, and premium prices are the primary inducement for organic farming over the traditional methods. However, losing arable land, lack of credit and technical aid, and different marketing constraints are the notable impediments to purse organic farming in Bangladesh. Building awareness, developing effective marketing channels, private-public partnerships in production, storage, and distribution could be a way to reduce these impediments and encourage more organic farming in Bangladesh. Limitations: This study considers only one particular district of Bangladesh among the few where organic farming is prominent. Few other production locations could be included in future studies. Practical Implications: This study provides practical implications for existing and potential producers, processors, and distributors of organic farming in Bangladesh. Originality: This study provides a bridge to the existing literature gap in organizing organic farming in Bangladesh, especially by identifying the factors inducing organic farming and major constraints to this process