Bangladesh: Low yield for Nazirpur litchi growers

Litchi growers in Nazipur county of Pirojpur are not happy with the yield of their fruit. Farmers claim that this year, they have got hardly any litchi from their orchards. There are even said to be orchards where not a single litchi has grown.

"There are around 400 litchi trees in my orchard. But I have got litchi from only a few trees," one grower. "Last year, we got a good yield but the fruits were damaged due to bad weather. But this year we are very disappointed with the lowest yield.”

Another litchi grower of the village told thedailystar.net that although he has over 100 litchi trees in his orchard, he has not been able to sell any litchi from these, as just three trees in his orchard have borne fruits.

 

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