RAJSHAHI: Composite fish farming with poultry birds, vegetables and fruits has been gaining popularity in the region contributing a lot towards meeting the gradually increasing demands for animal protein and other nutrition.
Many people have set up small-scale poultry farms and vegetable gardens surrounding their ponds with more investments as they get extra income from the composite farming, reports BSS.Gradual rising of investment to the venture has added a new dimension to the existing economic and other allied fields in the region for the last couple of years.
Shafiqul Islam, a fish farmer of Keshorhat village under Mohanpur Upazila, has five big size ponds with around 75 bigha of water area.
He has established chicken and duck farms and vegetable gardens in surrounding areas. He has been supplying live fishes to Dhaka by truck regularly.
Islam earned around Taka one crore from the farming during last around eight years besides creating employment opportunities for many people.
Anwar Hossain, another farmer of Boilsingh area under Bagmara Upazila, has become an icon in the field of composite farming of fish, poultry birds and vegetables playing a vital role towards boosting the local economy.