Mobarak Ali shows the way

Organic farming has changed the fate of an ideal farmer of Panchagarh

Shykh Seraj

Smiling Mobarak Ali with his Sex Pheromone Trap. photo: Iftekhar Wahid Iftee

Smiling Mobarak Ali with his Sex Pheromone Trap. photo: Iftekhar Wahid Iftee

Few days back I went to Panchagarh district’s Devidoba village in Deviganj upazila, and was happy to come across a very progressive farmer called, Mobarak Ali. He has been extremely successful by producing crops using organic methods. The farmer is so progressive and farm-friendly; he has revolutionized his fate in just a few years. His father gave him 12 bighas of land to which he added an additional seventy-five bighas with the earning from his farm over the past the past two decades. He also leased around three hundred bighas of land to grow vegetables and diversified crops. Mobarak cultivates different varieties of vegetables and crops including ginger, turmeric, onions, garlic, chilies, potatoes, egg-plants, cauliflower etc.
Mainly, ginger has really helped him revolutionize his fate. You may be aware about Hridoye Mati O Manush’s ‘Grow Green initiative’, which is about convincing farmers to produce crops using organic methods, without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Mobarak Ali is an ideal farmer in this regard.

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