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International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Research

December 2020, Volume 7, 4, pp 234-243

Production and Value Chain Analysis of Lentil in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh

Pradip Hajong


Md. Hafijur Rahman


Md. Shahriar Kobir


Suchana Paul

Pradip Hajong 1 ,

Md. Hafijur Rahman 1 Md. Shahriar Kobir 1 Suchana Paul 1 
  1. Scientific Officer, Regional Agricultural Research Station, BARI, Jashore, Bangladesh. 1

Pages: 234-243

DOI: 10.18488/journal.70.2020.74.234.243

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Article History:

Received: 03 July, 2020
Revised: 10 August, 2020
Accepted: 14 September, 2020
Published: 25 September, 2020


The study assessed the value chain analysis of lentil in some selected areas of Bangladesh. Data were collected from 96 randomly selected lentil farmer, local trader, arathder, retailer and dal miller from Jashore, Jhenaidah and Kushtia district. The results indicated that most of the farmer of the study areas were cultivated BARI masur-8, BARI masur-7 and BARI masur-6 which were popular and prominent variety release from BARI. On an average, total production cost of lentil was Tk. 66373.83/ha, whereas variable cost was Tk. 35404.16/ha and fixed cost was Tk. 30969.68/ha. Average yield of lentil was 1.632 ton/ha in the study areas. Gross return was Tk. 115863.29/ha and net return was Tk. 49489.46/ha. Benefit cost ratio was 1.75 that means the lentil cultivation was profitable. Milling of 1 MT lentil at dal mill then it get 725 kg pulse (lentil) and 200 kg was husk (bran). Marketing cost of faria, bepari, wholesaler and retailer was Tk. 855/mt, Tk. 750/mt, Tk.5295/mt and Tk. 1580/mt respectfully. Retailer net margin was highest (Tk. 4945/mt) but they sold daily average 9.28 kg lentil only. Retailer was the highest value added Tk.6525/mt (44.85%) followed by wholesaler Tk.5525/mt (37.97%), faria (10.31%) and bepari Tk. 1000/mt (6.87%) respectfully. Total value added at different actors was Tk. 14550/mt. Bad weather and disease infestation were the major problems in the lentil cultivation.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which have investigated on the value chain, value addition and intermediaries involved in lentil value chain system of Bangladesh. This study also document about which variety of lentil was cultivated and profitability of lentil cultivation in Bangladesh.


Lentil cultivation, Post harvest management, Processing, Value chain, Marketing cost, Margin, Bangladesh.


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This research has been done for BARI annual research activities during 2019-20. The authors gratefully thanks to BARI authority for financial and logistic support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


Authors thank to all Farmers, traders, millers, Scientific Assistant (SA), Sub Assistant Agriculture Officer (SAAO), Computer operator and support staff for their continue support.

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