CONTENT OF THE STUDY
In the sector study, Q-Point maps the food processing sector in Bangladesh. The main stakeholders and connections, trends, problems, challenges and (business) opportunities are discussed. The outcome will contain relevant issues for Dutch agribusiness to lift the food processing sector of Bangladesh to a higher level by means of investments, knowledge and technology. In addition, the study will provide further insight and pave the way for actions by the supervisory, facilitating and regulatory bodies involved and important chain parties.
GROWING FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR
For the past five years, the global food processing industry has been one of the best performing industries. This makes the industry attractive to investors from all over the world. Although Bangladesh is a relatively small player worldwide, the food processing sector has changed from a few small-scale family businesses to a modern, partly automated sector. This sector consists of professional family businesses, small and medium-sized businesses and multinationals.
Dutch companies are sometimes reluctant to do business in several sectors in Bangladesh, including the food processing sector. As the Netherlands is gradually phasing out aid to Bangladesh, there is a growing need to support the aid-to-trade transition. Reliable information for Dutch companies about the Bangladeshi market potential, however, remained largely unknown.
DEVELOPMENT DUTCH INVOLVEMENT
With valuable information, the way can be cleared for Dutch companies to be active in the Bangladeshi markets. This sector study, therefore, aims to further develop the Dutch involvement in the food processing sector in Bangladesh:
• analysis of the food processing sector in Bangladesh
• ways to strengthen the local private sector with Dutch knowledge and skills
• ways to invest in the Bangladeshi market
Netherlands Enterprise Agency