The development of fruit industry in Bangladesh is slow
From the nomadic age to the present day, fruits have been considered as an integral source of nourishment. Bangladesh abounds with a large variety of tropical and sub-tropical fruits. Major fruits, such as mango, banana, jackfruit, pineapple, papaya, litchi, and jujube are produced on 79 percent of the harvested area. In Bangladesh most fruit production is seasonal. So, development of fruit industry is necessary for processing and storage of fruits.
The fruit industry is adequately established to provide value added products, food security and income for its stakeholders. Over the last decade, the fruit processing industry has been boosted by factors such as increased demand for convenient meals, health awareness and branding. But, the development of fruit industry is very slow in response to fruit production.
Comparison to develop country In Bangladesh has less number of industry for fruit processing and storage. However, there are some challenges as well e.g., more than 35% of the fruits and vegetables are wasted due to lack of processing and storage facilities.