Farmers preparing early vegetables farming in Gaibandha
12 October 2015, Nirapad News: Farmers of all the seven upazilas of the district are preparing for farming of early vegetables on their land after their standing crops were damaged due to repeated floods recently.
According to sources, the district was hit by two floods in August and September this year damaging the standing crops especially T-Aman paddy and summer vegetables including banana on 43,163 hectares of land.
Due to damage of the crops, the farmers incurred massive losses that made them worried about the food security for their family.
In this context, the field level agriculture officials of the department of agriculture extension (DAE) suggested the affected farmers to farm early varieties of vegetables on their land to recoup the losses caused by the floods.
Accordingly, the farmers took decision to farm early variety of vegetables after removing flood water at present, they are so much busy to prepare their land for vegetables cultivation.
Many of the farmers have already farmed vegetables.
DAE office sources said at least 7,000 hectares of land of the district would be brought under the vegetables cultivation programme this year with the production target of 12,730 tonnes of vegetables.
The vegetables include brinjal, radish, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, bean, carrot, balsam apple, cucumber, ladies finger, turnip, parble, lal shak, sabuj shak and palang shak, the sources added.