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"Exotic flower cultivation could blossom in Bangladesh"Bangladesh currently spends a lot of money importing in-demand flowers that do not grow in the wild naturally, such as Dianthus, Aster, and Matthiola.
But now Metal Agro Limited has come forward with a plan to encourage local farmers to grow such exotic flowers alongside native types.
“Bangladesh is a very potent market for flowers, but lacks variety,” Metal Agro’s Senior General Manager, Afzal Hussain, said. “We are aiming to bring exotic breeds into the mix.”
The company began its program on April 3 by organizing a field exhibition at its farm at Kauapukur village in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh district.
“The potential of commercial floriculture in this northern region of Bangladesh is very high as the winter season lasts long here compared to other parts of the country,” Heidi Wernett, a US floriculture business development consultant currently working with Metal Agro, said.
“I believe Bangladesh will play a leading role in floriculture and export flowers after meeting the ever-growing local demand.”
Wernett hopes commercial floriculture will become a prominent industry in the next five years, with Metal Agro working to expand the market for flowers in and outside Bangladesh.
Read more at the Dhaka Tribune (Sazzadur Rahman Sazzad)
Publication date: 4/9/2018
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