Agricultural development and particularly increased cereal production has been one of the most important planning objectives for Bangladesh. New technologies and inputs have been incorporated, land use and cropping patterns are changing and environmental issues are becoming increasingly more important. The interaction between agriculture and environment needed to be looked into in a country where the economy and people's lives are dominated by agriculture. Agriculture environment issues are bound to have significant impact on the future planning of Bangladesh. In this book experts from different disciplines address these issues and an update of the state of knowledge on all agricultural aspects have emerged in this volume.
Saleemul Huq is the Executive Director of Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies. He is a biologist with research and teaching experience at Imperial College, London, and Dhaka University. He has written widely on resource management and environmental issues in Bangladesh and on global issues.