Good prospects for coffee bean production in northern region

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 08 Aug 2017, 21:48:53

Good prospects for coffee bean production in northern region

Our Correspondent

NILPHAMARI, Aug 08: There is a huge prospect and possibility to cultivate coffee bean in the northern region of the country. One Abdul Kuddus of Kalikapur union of Kishorgonj upazila in the district has been producing coffee beans successfully in planting coffee saplings in his homestead.

The fragrance and taste of coffee grown in his garden is exactly like that of the imported ones. The locally produced coffee is being sold in the market of Kishorgonj.

While contacted Abdul Kuddus said coffee tree is like that of Bella flower. Its fruits are to be dried up to make a dust of its to be consumed as a drink.

Abdul Kuddus, son of late Joban Uddin, who is a nursery owner said he was informed about the tree in a meeting of Nursery Owner Samitee in Nilphamari. Afterwards he collected 150 saplings from Jahanara Agro Nursery in Cox's-Bazar in 2012. He planted those in 30 decimal of land at a distance of six feet each. He said he covered the trees with nets so that birds could not eat the fruits.

He said in the last year he produced 100 kg coffee which he sold at a price of Tk 2,000 per kg. Cultivation cost of coffee is very low as his total cultivation cost was only Tk 20,000 including purchasing of saplings, weeding, nursing and so on . He said cultivation of coffee would be very profitable for which he contacted with Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institute for certificate for marketing. In the meantime enthusiastic neighbours are also cultivating the same in their homestead and elsewhere.
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