• Friday, Feb 26, 2021
  • Last Update : 03:19 pm

Broccoli farming sees success in Barind tract

  • Published at 04:33 pm January 20th, 2021
Broccoli Cultivation
Broccoli farming becomes boon for grassroots farmers in Paba of Rajshahi as they are getting more income from the vegetable Dhaka Tribune

The dark green nutritious vegetable has become a boon for many grassroots farmers as they are getting more income from the vegetable cultivation compared to many other conventional ones in the region

Cultivation of broccoli, a foreign variety of vegetable, is gaining popularity among the farmers in the Barind land of Rajshahi.The dark green nutritious vegetable has become a boon for many grassroots farmers as they are getting more income from the vegetable cultivation compared to many other conventional ones in the region.

Like the previous couple of years, the newly harvested vegetable along with other ones has appeared in the local markets abundantly at present, making both the sellers and buyers happy, reports our correspondent Dulal Abdullah. 

Broccoli is a winter vegetable, as is the cauliflower. Although it is very popular in the United States and Italy, the people of our country are not very familiar with it.

The vegetable is rich with nutrients such as proteins, vitamin C, and other minerals. In addition, it is also a vegetable that has gained popularity for having qualities to prevent cancer.

The vegetable has brought a diversification in the kitchen markets besides adding a new dimension in the local economy, experts’ sources said.

“I’m heavily satisfied upon getting the seasonal vegetable regularly since the winter season began,” said Monwara Begum, a housewife of Sultanabad area in Rajshahi city. Currently, she buys broccoli at Tk30 per piece.

Rahman Aziz, a vendor of Shyampur area, has been selling the vegetable more or less every day for the last three to four weeks. 

Demand for the vegetable has increased to a great extent, he added.

Meanwhile, cultivation of broccoli has gradually been gaining popularity in the region including its vast Barind tract for the last six to seven years due to its lucrative market price and gradually mounting demand.

According to BSS sources, side by side with other conventional winter vegetables, the cash crop is seen appearing in the local markets everyday bringing diversity in the vegetable markets, both wholesale and retail ones. The non-conventional winter vegetable has started turning into a conventional one.

Babul Hossain, a farmer of Parila village under Paba upazila, said many farmers are cultivating the seasonal cash crop in the area as they are getting a better market price for their yield compared to many other crops.

He said there is a bright prospect of broccoli farming commercially in the country’s northwest region.

Facebook 53
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail