The transmission channels of perishables like fruits and vegetables from producers to consumers in developing countries need a revamp to provide benefits to all involved.
Md. Abul Basher
Basher works on food security and rural development issues, contributes to ADB’s agenda of sustainable development, and supports the ADB-wide knowledge management process on food security and sustainability. Before joining ADB, he taught economics at university, worked as an economist at the World Bank and a researcher at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. In addition to publishing on macroeconomic, trade, rural finance and development issues for academic journals, Basher has contributed economic columns in dailies and monthlies in his native Bangladesh. Basher is also passionate about literature, and his first novel was published in 2010.
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