Early winter vegetables bring smiles on farmers’ faces

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Varieties of early winter vegetables have bring smiles on farmer's faces in Rajshahi, which started appearing in both retail and wholesale markets for the last couple of days.

Farmers in the region including the vast Barind tract are successfully producing early varieties of winter vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, radish, carrot, beet, turnip, tomato, leafy spinach, red spinach and receiving fair prices in the wholesale markets, reports BSS.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials said almost 1, 50,000 hectares of land was brought under vegetables cultivation in the region this year.

They said Production target has been set at around 21.5 tonnes from each hectare of land. Around 0.25 million tonnes of vegetables are expected to be produced this season.

Over 0.15 million people of 75 villages are involved in cultivating and selling different types of vegetables in the area.