Solidaridad South and South-East Asia in partnership with embassy of the Netherlands

Southwest Bangladesh: Jashore cabbages exported abroad

Thousands of Jashore cabbage  growers are now getting good prices for their produce thanks to a project called Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SaFaL). Solidaridad South and South-East Asia in partnership with the embassy of the Netherlands is implementing the SaFaL programme in the southwest of Bangladesh.

The Dutch organisation, which mainly operates in Narsingdi, has been facilitating cabbage exports to Malaysia and Singapore for the past three years, said Raihanul Islam Chowdhury, programme officer for supply chain of Solidaridad Network Asia. Under the project, the two NGOs will work to export cabbage between December and February each year.

The farmers can now sell cabbages at the project's collection centres at rates, higher than the market price, which used to drop during every harvesting season, Chowdhury said. The project has been set up alongside the Buribhairab river, located one kilometre away from Satmile bazar and 12 kilometres away from the Jashore municipality.

According to¸ ten collection centres have been set up in different areas of the district so that growers can sell their produce without any labour cost.

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