BANGLADESH: Dragon fruit being commercially farmed in Narsingdi

Dragon fruit is being commercially farmed in Shibpur upazila of Narsingdi district, after the successful cultivation of rambutan and malta.   For the first time in Bangladesh, dragon fruit is commercially being cultivated in a large area of land.     Shibpur UP Chairman Ariful Islam Mridha is commercially farming dragon fruits on 2.8 acres […]

BANGLADESH: BARI successfully develops year-round dragon fruit

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has recently successfully developed year-round dragon fruit in the country by using artificial lighting.   BARI held a workshop at Pahartoli of Khulshi in Chattogram on Saturday over the success of the institute where its Director General Dr Abul Kalam Azad was present as chief guest.   Normally the dragon […]

BANGLADESH: Watermelons before time

No summer afternoon without chilled watermelons. But two unlikely men in southeast Bangladesh are bending the rules and harvesting watermelons before summer heats up.     The risk-taking duo Binoy Chakma and Pravakar Chakma from Karalachari village in Mahalchhari upazila, Khagrachhari district, started to bear the fruits of hard work last month.   Paddy is […]

BANGLADESH: Mango trees in full bloom

Khagrachhari gardeners are eyeing a bumper production of mango this season as trees are in full bloom in every orchard in the district.     Mango growers said favourable weather conditions have helped large scale flowering of the trees this season and they are expecting a bumper production of the delicious summer fruit.   Due […]

BANGLADESH: Banana boon for farmers

The organic banana orchards of Bandarban are every farmer’s dreams. They yield well and churn good profits. Not to mention, these highly nutritious fruits are sweet, delectable and loved by children and adults alike. Growers in all seven upazilas on the hilly terrain cultivate different species of bananas, starting from the locally famous ‘Bangla kola’ […]