Introducing Saline Tolerant Mixed Fruit Species
Hatiya island, an upazila of Noakhali district, one of the last settlement of Bangladesh where UNDP is working through Coastal Afforestation and Reforestation (ICBA-AR) Programme has introduced saline tolerant mixed fruit species for the first time to combat climate changed impact.
In order to create climate resilient horticulture and agroforestry practices for livelihoods diversifications of the vulnerable islanders, the project provided an exclusive training to 60 ultra poor households from this hard to reach upazila on plantation techniques and management of saline tolerant mixed fruit species before distribution of dwarf high yielding, Open Pollinated (OP) coconut seedling, Thai high yielding varieties Guava and high yielding Baukul (Jujube) seedlings. The project also provided necessary demonstration support such as HYV BRRI-52 rice seed, seedlings, fertilizer, storage drum etc..
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Hatiya conducted the training while Mr. Mahabub Morshed, Upazila Chairman, Hatiya distributed the seedlings and other supports to the beneficiaries.