Speakers at a training session in Rajshahi on Tuesday underscored the need for enhancing commercial fruit and vegetable gardens in the greater interest of eradicating
rural poverty alongside meeting up nutritional demands.
They said the farmers as well as the landowners should come forward towards more cultivation of vegetables and fruits that can boost up fresh and pollution-free fruits and vegetables production.
They were addressing the inaugural session of a two-day farmers training styled ‘Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Cultivation’ organised by Court Horticulture Center held in its training room in the city.
Integrated Quality Horticulture Development Project supported the training course, where some 30 selected farmers both male and female from four upazilas of the district participating.
Additional director of Department of Agriculture Extension Ekram Hossain, deputy director Nurul Amin, upazila agriculture officer Palash Sarker and horticulturist Monzurul Huda addressed the opening session, among others.
The speakers said both urban and rural poverty could be reduced to a greater extent if vegetable and fruits production was enhanced after the best uses of the homestead natural resources.
‘Consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits are helpful in flourishing physical and mental power of the babies,’ said Ekram Hossain.
In terms of food and nutritive values, green vegetables and fruits are enriched with enormous vitamin A, B, C, calcium and iron which is essential for human body irrespective of age and sex, he added.
-With New Age input