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Rural Forum: Lashkorhat Village

On July 16 2016, a rural forum was held at the Old Sonali Bank Building to enable rural citizens living in the Loshkarhat village to present their views on the development priorities for Bangladesh.

A total of 29 participants from a variety of professions in rural area were present, including 3 teachers, 2 farmers, 12 businesspersons, 5 private sector employee, 5 students and 2 community leaders.


There was a lively debate and rich discussion regarding the top development priroties for Bangladesh. The majority of participants ranked “Boost Agricultural Productivity” as number one priority, focusing on Bangladesh’s overwhelming dependency on agricultural production and economy based on it.

Together, the rural forum participants ranked the following as the top 5 highest priority solutions for Bangladesh.