Farmers are cultivating tomato successfully in the vast Barind tract. They are very enthusiastic and optimistic for high market price and suitable climatic condition.
“Many farmers have already changed their fortunes through tomato cultivation in Rajshahi region. They can earn between Tk 30,000 to Tk 35,000 by cultivating tomatoes on each bigha of land in a season,” Abdur Rahim, a farmer of Palpur village under Godagari upazila, told BSS.
Tomato cultivation has created job opportunities for hundreds of educated youths of the region and it could change the socio-economic condition of the poor if marketing and cost-effective environment-friendly technologies are ensured.
Target of the cash crop farming has been surpassed in Godagari upazila of the district as it becomes famous for the cash crop by virtue of its better yield attained by the farmers during the last over a decade. More than 4,000 hectares of land were brought under the farming only in the upazila this year.