Bangladesh: Cabbage export to Singapore are a relief to Jashore farmers

Late last year, Jashore farmers had been worrying about the drop in cabbage prices. However, a recent initiative to export this vegetable to Singapore is now giving them hope again.

According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), an export firm, 'City Impex', collected cabbage from the farmers recently and started exporting it to Singapore after processing. The first consignment of 20,000 pieces of cabbage was exported to Singapore from the field of Shahbazpur in Sadar district last week.

During a recent visit, a UNB correspondent found the cabbage being taken to the tent from fields directly and then the workers were wrapping those in white newspaper and then keeping those in nylon bags.

One exporter said: "The cabbage will be taken to Chattogram port by a covered van and then it will be shipped to Singapore. The shipment will take four to five days to reach Singapore. We've taken the initiative for the first time."

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