Monirul Islam, Shamal Chandra Hawlader, Md. Ferdous Hossain Khan, Mohammad Munsur Rahman and M A Matin, Bangladesh
This concept paper was presented on SAARC regional consultation meeting on assessment of the role of agro-processing as a key component of rural mass employment and rural development models during 17-20 August, 2016 at Amrita University, Coimbatore, India by the authors. This article is about the rural development model for mass employment generation through small scale cooperatives based on agro-processing intervention. In Bangladesh, because of the great revolution in agriculture, a large amount of agricultural raw materials are available especially like fruits and vegetables. If ten people can together start a cooperative enterprise they will be benefited as well as rural unemployment problem of Bangladesh will be solved. In this paper all the items for an enterprise such as the layout of factory, list of equipments requirement as well as marketing finished products are discussed. The authors described a concept model to provide the whole business idea including technical and financial aspects. The authors emphasized on rural employment generation by agro processing enterprise development.