Bean is selling for as little as Tk 8 per kg. Photo: UNB
A bumper production of crops usually brings smiles to the faces of producers, but the bean farmers in Dumuria upazila of Khulna are worried as supply glut has pushed down prices to the extent that they fear they won’t be able to get their production cost by selling the vegetable.
At the beginning of the season, each kg of bean was sold at Tk 80 but in the middle of the winter, the price fell to Tk 10.
Bean cultivation has been gaining popularity in the upazila after a large number of farmers got involved considering good profit with relatively low investment.
In different parts of the upazila including Baratia, Gobindakati, Thakundia, Malatia, Shovna, Kharnia, Shahapur, Arongghata, Araji Dumuria, Jhilerdanga areas, farmers cultivated bean in the fields, house yards and the isles of fish enclosures.