Low cabbage price frustrates Joypurhat farmers

A Correspondent

2 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

JOYPURHAT: During the time previous year, the cabbage growers in Joypurhat district were very much disheartens for acute low market price but they are seen happy over fair market price this season.

‘I have cultivated cabbage on 23 decimal of land spending Tk 5,500 to pay fertiliser, pesticide, and labour cost,’ said farmer Bipul Chandra under Khetlal upazila. ‘I have already sold the crops at Tk 20,000 and expecting to sell at Tk 10,000 if the market price remains good.’ he added.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official source said farmers of all five upazilas grow abundant vegetable item for own family need as well as getting financial support every season.

They fill up for both family member and country’s consumers demand enduring many woes as the agriculture job is so hard and difficult, DAE added.

The growers of the region send the crops item across the country mitigating local demand as they grow the vegetable massive vegetable with the assistance of authority concern.

While visiting at root level farmers the correspondent found rampant demands of hundreds of consumer’s make cabbage growers happy. Favorable weather condition has boosted the farming in a lucrative position. The farmers are taking care at their crop land denying acute adverse weather condition from the very early in the morning to late at night.

Cabbage peasants of the district are being encouraged to produce short duration winter vegetable in a large scale providing logistic support along with timely supply of the necessary agri-input, said sub-assistance agriculture officer Azizur Rahman.

Each one kg weight fresh cabbage is being sold at Tk 13 to 15 in the retail market while Tk 11 to 12 in the wholesale markets against Tk 8 to 9 productions cost. The farmers have considered cabbage farming is more profitable.

DAE official said we have provided both logistic and fertiliser support among the farmers this season. The farmers of the area have shown more interest on cabbage farming, he added.