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Good production of soybean likely in Noakhali, Laxmipur

Our correspondent, Noakhali
Good production of soybean likely in Noakhali, Laxmipur

Soybean farming on sandy river shoals has succeeded in eradicating poverty in Noakhali and Laxmipur districts.

Local people say soybean is referred to as the “golden crop” in Laxmipur, which holds the first position in the country’s soybean production.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources in Noakhali said this year 11,823 acres of land had been brought under soybean cultivation in the district and the DEA had set a production target of 120,263 metric tonnes. Bangladesh holds the second position in the world for soybean export.

It is alleged that seven persons run a syndicate that controls the soybean trade—four from Subarnchar, one in Chowmuhani, and two in Laxmipur. But the assistant agricultural officer of Subarnchar upazila, Nur Rahman, said he was not aware of any such syndicate or middlemen.

Soybean growers want the government to finalise the price of the crop. They say a fixed price would benefit them and help avoid losses.

Agriculturalists say soybean production this season has been good because of favourable soil, weather conditions, and fair seed prices. But farmers allege that the government has not given any incentive for soybean cultivation. They also allege that the syndicate would force the farmers to keep the price low.

Moreover, the farmers say since the government-fixed seed prices were high, they bought seeds from the local market this year. They expect a good harvest if there is no untimely rain or pest attack. They expect an yield of 40-45 maunds of soybean per hectare this season.

The peoples of the char areas have been attaining remarkable success in eradicating poverty through the cultivation of soybean in the sandy char areas. But the agricultural department only gives them technical support. They also do not provide the char people any help at the time of natural disasters.

Hanif, a marginal farmer of char Jublee under Sadar upazila, told The Independent that he had grown the crop on 800 hectares and the harvest would be due in the last week of April.

He is expecting an yield of 280 maunds against a total expenditure of Tk. 120,000. In recent times, a maund of soybean has been selling for Tk. 1,500–1800 a maund in local markets.

Another grower, Shahabuddin of Subarnchar, said the production in Subarnachar was good. He has cultivated soybean on 400 hectares. Deputy director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Abul Khair, told The Independent that the weather was favourable in the current season.

In Laxmipur too, farmers are expecting a good harvest this year. Soybean has been cultivated in five upazilas here, but Kamalnagor and Ramgati upazilas are believed to have performed better than the others.

According to DAE sources in Laximpur, a total of 46,360 hetares have been brought under soybean cultivation. In Ramgati upazila, soybean has been cultivayed on 18,700 hectares, while it is 15,500 hectares in Kamalnagor. The rest is being cultivated in Raipur, Sadar and Ramganj upazilas.

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