Bangladesh: Naogaon sees a silent revolution in mango production
Published Jul 12, 2023
Naogaon district in Bangladesh has emerged as a leading producer of mangoes, surpassing Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts in terms of production and average yield. In the 2021-22 season, Naogaon alone produced 370,000 tonnes of mangoes, compared to 313,736 tonnes in Rajshahi and 260,156 tonnes in Chapainawabganj. However, Chapainawabganj district still has more mango orchards, with 37,588 hectares compared to 30,000 hectares in Naogaon.
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RAJSHAHI, July 11: Naogaon district, which supplies the bulk of the country's rice, has made a silent revolution in mango production. The northern district has surpassed Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts in terms of mango production in the past fiscal years. According to Rajshahi Regional Agricultural Extension Department (DAE), Naogaon alone produced 3,70,000 tonnes of mangoes in the 2021-22 season while the neighbouring Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts produced 3,13,736 tonnes and 2,6,156 tonnes of mangoes respectively. Besides, Naogaon is ahead of the neighbouring two districts in terms of average mango yield per hectare. In the 2021-22 season, the average mango production in Naogaon was 12.55 tonnes per hectare while it was 11.13 tonnes and 10.67 tonnes in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj. However, Chapainawabganj district is still ahead of Naogaon and Rajshahi in terms of mango orchards. The bordering district has mango orchards on 37,588 hectares of land while ...