Many farmers in the region including Godagari Upazila of the district have attained tremendous success in cultivation of flower commercially for the last couple of years as an alternative crop.

They cultivated gladiolus sticks on around 30 decimals of land in Kodomshohar, Bijoynagar, Kadipur and Amanatpur areas.

Under its Second Crop Diversification Project, the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) extended requisite training facilities to the farmers along with tubers to encourage flower farming.

Talking to the news agency, farmer Abdul Kayum of Kadipur village said, "I got rid of poverty by farming Gladiolus, Rose and Rajanigondha." Narrating his flower farming and marketing process he said his success largely comes from gladiolus farming.

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