In 2017-18, farmers from the Rajshahi district produced a whopping 402,790 tons of vegetables. Rajshahi has been recognized as the largest vegetable producer in the country. This has been possible mainly due to the increase in land use for vegetable cultivation as well as the increase in vegetable production per hectare.
Shamsul Haque, deputy director of the Department of Agricultural Extension said: "The Ministry of Agriculture has recognized Rajshahi district as the largest vegetable producer in Bangladesh. Rajshahi's weather condition is very much favourable for various types of vegetables and fruit production.“
"The local farmers here are very aware of the procedures necessary for a healthy harvest. They have properly fertilized the soil while spraying the right amount pesticides; thus vegetable production in Rajshahi has increased so much," he added.
"We did not even add the amount of potatoes produced in Rajshahi, which would definitely increase the average production of the district," Shamsul Haque said.