Dragon fruit starts gaining popularity (Video)

Our Correspondent: Dragon, a delicious but non-conventional fruit in Bangladesh, has started gaining popularity among both farmers and consumers level for its high commercial and nutritional values. The number of commercial growers is gradually increasing as they are getting lucrative price of their produce in both local and outside markets. In Rajshahi markets, the high valued fruit is being sold […]

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Flower farming commercially viable (Video)

Jessore Correspondent: When Sher Ali, a farmer of Panisara village in Jhikargachha upazila of Jessore, started commercial cultivation of tuberose (rajanigandha) on just 30 decimals of land in 1983, none could imagine that flower farming could be profitable. Inspired by Sher Ali, many in the village and adjoining Gotkhali started flower cultivation commercially in late 1980s and early 1990s. Now […]

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Bumper malta output likely in Gaibandha (Video)

Gaibandha Correspondent: Growers in Sadullapur upazila of the district are expecting bumper malta production as the fruit has sprouted in abundance in the trees this year. Within few days, the fruit will become mature. The farmers are nurturing the trees as per suggestions by agriculture experts to get desired output. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said they adopted […]

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Bombay chilli cultivation brings good profit (Video)

Our Correspondent: A good number of farmers in Patuakhali, Barguna and Jhalakathi districts are engaged in commercial cultivation of Bombay chilli on around 1,000 acres of land. Bombay chilli is cultivated on commercial basis in 16 out of 19 villages of Atghar-Kuriana union under Swarupkathi upazila, said Md Shahidullah, upazila agriculture officer of Swarupkathi. “Around 5,000 seedlings are planted in […]

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Bombay chilli firming target exceeds earlier records (Video)

Pirojpur Correspondent: The commercial cultivation and production targets of Bombay chilli at seven upazilas here have exceeded the previous records. A total of 732 hectares of land in the upazilas have been brought under its cultivation. Meanwhile, many people have become self-reliant through farming the chilli variety in recent years. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) source said, the farmers […]

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Cage fish farming prospect bright (Video)

Rajshahi Correspondent: Cage culture has bright prospects of yielding around 10,000 metric tons of additional fishes valued at around Taka 150 crore only in two rivers of Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts annually, reports BSS. Prospect of commercial fish farming in river and different other open water bodies is always bright that can supplement the government effort to boost fish production […]

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Pangas farming shows prospect (Video)

Bangladesh Agricultural University Correspondent: Bangladesh can grab a large slice of the billion dollar global ‘Pangas’ fish market as breeding of Vietnamese White Muscle ‘Pangas’ shows a great prospect in the country. Supervised by Harunur Rashid, Prof. of Fisheries Management Department of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), ‘Sarnolota Agro Fisheries’, a private farm at Fulbaria in Mymensingh, succeeds in breeding and […]

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It’s guava time (Video)

Barisal Correspondent: When the sky is grey and heavy rains have reached the south, villagers take to small boats, not merely for transport but to harvest guava. It’s a busy time. In Barisal Division, the monsoon means bounty, a fleeting abundance of the popular subtropical fruit. As guavas fall naturally from their stalks when ripe and because rotting sets in […]

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Floating vegetable farming boon for marginal farmers (Video)

Lalmonirhat Correspondent: Vegetable cultivation on floating gardens prepared in abandoned water bodies brings good prospect for marginal farmers at villages in Teesta River basin areas of Aditmari upazila under Lalmonirhat district. Around 100 marginal farmers at Gobordhon, Balapara, Kutirpar and Char Gobordhon villages under Mohiskhocha union in Aditmari upzila have benefited by cultivating vegetables on floating beds in this season. […]

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