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Strawberry farmers of Gaibandha counting losses

Title:Strawberry farmers of Gaibandha counting losses

Gaibandha, Bangladesh. March 14, 2014 [DrikNEWS] – Strawberry cultivators of Sadullahpur upazila of Gaibandha are counting losses due to political instability throughout the nation. 26 farmers of Sadullahpur cultivated strawberries in hundreds of bighas of land this year. Previously they could sell strawberry in markets of Dhaka for $1.875 – $6.25 per kg. Nowadays, blockades and strikes do not even let these farmers distribute fruits of their farms to other places outside Gaibandha. Photos : Quddus Alam / DrikNEWS

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