When it comes to seeking agricultural advice, most farmers in Bangladesh’s rural countryside still prefer the age-old style – learning from the elders. Agricultural advice flies free in the village tea shops under the banyan tree, or in the courtyard of the matobbor (wise man in village).
With the modernisation of seeds, fertiliser and pesticides, the advice from the elders often fail to save the day for the new farmers. So, the next best option for the farmers is to seek information and advice from the government appointed agricultural officer in the vicinity. Read more