Mahmudul’s Success In Farming Summer Tomato

Khadija Akhter Lita from Netrokona

Mahmudul Hasan of Bishwanathpur village in Amtala union of Netrokona district have harvested success in cultivating summer tomato for the second time. Last year, for the first time he experimentally farmed tomatoes in summer season and succeeded. He replicates the learning in farming summer tomatoes by farming the same crop in the same season covering more lands. And again, this time also he succeeded as he harvested huge yield that inspirers other farmers in his village. His initiatives has caught the attention of people and many passers-by stopped on their way to have a look at his tomato field! However, young Mahmudul had an accident in the near past and lost one arm at that accident but he did not lose heart rather he always tried to learn from other experienced and skilled farmers. His is an innovative and creative persons. It is his creativity and innovation that leads him to experimentally farm tomatoes in summer season!

However, BARCIK has been facilitating development activities in Netrakona region since 2001 mobilizing and motivating farmers to adopt sustainable agriculture that promote biodiversity conservation. The organization also motivates and encourages Mahmudul to adopt environment friendly agriculture farming and does provide him technical supports and materials. Based on advices and supports he received from BARCIK Mahmudul tries his best to farm crops and vegetable in an eco-friendly way. His success on farming summer season tomatoes also was covered by BARCIK through it communication works. A feature was published onto, a news portal managed by BARCIK. As a result, many farmers became more interested in tomato cultivation.