Lalmonirhat man basks in success of dragon fruit cultivation

Lalmonirhat man basks in success of dragon fruit cultivation

The moment Abu Taleb tasted the dragon fruit for the first time in his life two years ago he knew he got stuck to it forever. On a sunny day in 2019 his farm in Faridpur treated a visiting foreign team with the pink coloured fruit with juicy flesh and black seeds inside. He and […]

Retired school teacher turns successful dragon fruit farmer in Pabna

Retired school teacher turns successful dragon fruit farmer in Pabna

Bahar Uddin Sheikh now has a dragon fruit orchard on 112 decimals of land in Hajipara of Atghoria upazila in Pabna Dhaka Tribune The Department of Agriculture has a plan to expand the cultivation of profitable dragon fruit in the region, says a local official  Bahar Uddin Sheikh, a retired teacher and farmer in Pabna’s […]

Hi-tech farming takes root in Kerala

Hi-tech farming takes root in Kerala

“It has been a long wait and I am happy now,” says Aneesh N Raj, excited about the arrival of seeds of butter lettuce and bok choy from Holland. The 36-year-old, winner of the Kerala State award for the best hi-tech farmer of 2017-18, has four polyhouses, and aquaponics and hydroponics farms on 50 cents […]