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Forestry, together with agriculture and fisheries, contributes 19% to Bangladesh’s GDP (2008), though this does not reflect the wider contribution the sector makes – as seen in the reliance of rural populations on forestry and in its role in bio-diversity. Forests form 7% of the country’s total land area (2005). Major resources extracted from forests include fuel wood (which is the key fuel for domestic cooking within the country), bamboo, sungrass, cane, pati paya, go-pata, and certain varieties of leaves. Social Forestry, through which sustainability is matched with local economic needs, is one of the government’s primary aims in regard to the forestry industry. The sector falls within the administration of the Ministry of Environment and Forests

Forestry organisations in Bangladesh
Ministry of Environment and Forests