[Hints: Introduction, Statistics, Causes of the problem, The artificial crises, Solutions, Conclusion.]
Introduction: Once Bangladesh had golden days. Her granaries were full of crops. But those happy days have become a legend now. The food problem nowadays becomes acute in Bangladesh.
Statistics: It has been reported by FAO that out of the ten children eight remain unfed in Bangladesh. The total quantity of food grown in a year is far less than the demand for food. So, grow more food is actually the solution to the food problem.
Causes of the problem: Bangladesh is a small country but she has a large number of growing populations. The small amount of our land cannot even produce enough crop to meet the bare necessities of the people. Our cultivators cannot till manured and watered their lands scientifically. So, they produce less quantity of crop. Besides floods, cyclones, drought, and insects often destroy our crop.
The artificial crises: We have already mentioned the starving children. Now baby food which is the common name of powdered milk is imported for the children. But because of some dishonest, greedy, merchants most of the tins are hoarded just after the shipment reaches in Bangladesh. These merchants wait until there is a crisis and then they sell goods at a higher price.
Solutions: In order to solve the food problem of our country we will have to make the fullest use of our land. Our farmers should be educated in cultivating scientifically. They ought to use better seeds and manure in the lands. Agricultural Development Corporation should supply them enough loan. The co-operative farming system should be introduced. The irrigation system should be modernized and fallow lands are to be brought under cultivation. Pest control measures should be adopted. Necessary steps are to taken to prevent floods. When everything is effectively done we will be able to get double or more production of food.
Conclusion: Food problem is really a great challenge to our existence. At present we are to spend a great amount of foreign exchange for procuring food from foreign countries. So, we must try our best to grow as much food as we need.