James K. Boyce
INSTITUTE FOR FOOD AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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Needless hunger: voices from a Bangladesh village/Betsy
Hartmann, James K. Boyce-San Francisco, Calif.: Institute for Food and
Development Policy. c1979.
Bibliography: P. 66-68
1. Food supply - Bangladesh. 2. Hunger. 3. Agriculture -
Bangladesh. 4. Bangladesh-Rural conditions. 1. Boyce, James K., joint author.
II. Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco. III. Title.
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Formerly East Pakistan, Bangladesh was founded in 1971 following
the Bengali revolt against Pakistan. Officially known as Gana Prajatantri
Bangladesh (People's Republic of Bangladesh) and lying in the delta of the
Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, Bangladesh is 55,126 square miles (142,776 square
kilometers) in area, approximately the size of Wisconsin. Bangladesh is the
fourth largest agricultural society in the world: 90 percent of its 83 million
people are rural and 80 percent depend directly upon agriculture as a
livelihood. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations, "Bangladesh is possibly the richest country in the world as far as
inland fishery resources are