M. Aminul Islam Akanda, PhD

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M. Aminul Islam Akanda, PhD


Department of Economics
Cumilla-3506, Bangladesh

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M. Aminul Islam Akanda, PhD has started his teaching career in January 2001. Earlier, he worked in a bank as probationary officer. He has long been published researches on agricultural policy, water resources, rural development and development economics both under grants and personal overheads. He also serves as research supervisors for graduate students. Moreover, he has undertaken some responsibilities like the Dean for Social Science and Law faculties, Chairman of department, Conveners in different committees and members of Syndicate and Finance committee for the university. He has so far 15 articles in international and a few others in national journals. He is also an author of three reference books indexed with WorldCat. He contributes to the national dailies of English and Bengali languages with more than one hundred columns in his credit.

PhD Kyushu University Agr. & Resource Economics 2007
MS Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur Agricultural Economics 2000
BSc (Hons.) Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymenshing Agricultural Economics 1997
HSC Sherpur Government College, Sherpur Science 1990
SSC Dhatia Para High School, Sherpur Science 1988

Comilla University, Cumilla, Bangladesh
December 2018 - Present

Comilla University, Cumilla, Bangladesh
Associate Professor
October 2011 - November 2018

American Int'l University - Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Assistant Professor
May 2007 - September 2011

Bangabandhu SMR Agrl. University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
January 2001 - June 2005

AB Bank Limited, Bangladesh
Probationary Officer
June 1998 - December 2000

1. Akanda, M. A. I. (2022). Relevance of middle-income trap (MIT) to the vision-based development in Bangladesh. Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development , Earlycite. DOI: 10.1108/JBSED-08-2022-0091


2. Akanda, M. A. I. (2022). Policy gaps with Bangladesh compared to a few Asian economies along the linear stages growth path. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues12(5), 117–128. DOI: 10.32479/ijefi.13194


3. Akanda, M. A. I. (2019). Seasonal and regional limits to growth of water-intensive crop farming in Bangladesh. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 5(2), 817-830. DOI: 10.1007/s40899-018-0263-3


4. Akanda, M. A. I. (2018). Divergences in expatriating, remitting and investing remittances between semi-urban and rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Development Issues, 17(3), 288-304. DOI: 10.1108/IJDI-12-2017-0208


5. Akanda, M. A. I. (2015). Has Bangladesh really come ahead of the LDCs?. Journal of Social and Economics Development, 17(2), 223–240. DOI: 10.1007/s40847-015-0015-2


6. Akanda, A. (2014). Capital concentration on land ownership in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Land and Rural Studies, 2(2), 36-53. DOI: 10.1177/2321024914534029


7. Akanda, M. A. I. (2012). The laws of nature and human actions on human ecology in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment, Ecology and Urban Studies, 2(3), 46-55.


8. Akanda, A. I. (2011). Rethinking crop diversification under changing climate, hydrology and food habit in Bangladesh. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, 104(1/2), 3-23. DOI: 10.12895/jaeid.20101/2.18


9. Akanda, M. A. I. & Ito, S. (2009). Evolution of agricultural policies prioritising the development of land-poor farmers in bangladesh. Journal of Rural Development, 28(4), 419-437. EID: 2-s2.0-84863796165


10. Akanda, M. A. I. & Ito, S. (2008). Evolution of land ownership and its market in rural Bangladesh - Case study of a selected clan in Krishnapur village, Sherpur district, International Journal of Rural Studies, 15(2), 23-30.


11. Akanda, M. A. I., Isoda, H. & Ito, S. (2008). Problem of share-cropping system in rice farming inBangladesh: a case study on Alinapara village in Sherpur district. Journal of International Farm Management, 4, 1-13.


12. Akanda, M. A. I & Isoda, H. (2006). Expansion of commercial vegetable farming in Bangladesh: A case study on Losmanpur village in Sherpur district, Journal of Rural Economics, Special issue 2006, 308-315.


13. Akanda, M. A. I. & Isoda, H. (2006). Process of take-off in rice farming of Bangladesh: A case study on Alinapara village in Sherpur district. Review of Agricultural Economics (Japan), 57(1), 99-110


14. Akanda, M. A. I. & Isoda, H. (2006). Expansion of distant marketing of vegetables in Bangladesh : A case study on Losmanpur village in Sherpur district. Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 51(2), 441-448. DOI: 10.5109/9268


15. Akanda, M. A. I. (2005). Structural changes in land use and rural livelihoods in Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 175-185.

1. Akanda, M. A. I. (2013). Economic Issues of Bangladesh at 41. Dhaka: AH Development Publishing House


2. Akanda, M. A. I. (2008). Process of Agricultural Development in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Academic Press and Publishers Library


3. Jabbar, M. A., Islam, F. SM., Delgado, C., Ehui, S., Akanda, M. A. I., Khan, M. I. & Kamruzzaman, M. M. (2005). Policy and scale factors influencing efficiency in dairy and poultry production in Bangladesh. Addis Ababa: International Livestock Research Institute





  • Economic development  
  • Agricultural policy  
  • Water resources management  
  • Rural land market