Bangladesh: Onion cultivation in Kushtia District exceeds target
Farmers in the Kushtia District of Bangladesh are busy taking care of the winter onion harvest as they expect larger profits than in the last season.
This year, the price of onion seeds was low while the retail price of onions is high. According to information from the District Agricultural Extension Department, the target for winter and mulkata onion cultivation has been set at 13,735 hectares of land in the current winter season. This is about 300 hectares more than last year.
However, there is a possibility of overshooting the target due to favourable weather conditions. Due to the low price of onion seeds, the cost of onion cultivation was about Tk100,000 to 120,000 per hectare. If onions are not imported from abroad, the farmers will make profits if local onions are sold at Tk30-35 per kg.
[ Tk100 = €0.95 ]