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Mizanur Rahman, a Bangladeshi youth blooms flower and produce fruits in the heart of desert

There is a saying that a talented person can produce flower even in the desert. Yes, this is done by a Bangladeshi Bengali youth, Mizanur Rahman.

Mizanur Rahman (Bengali: মিজানুর রহমান) is a man of Mekhal village of Hathazari upazila (sub-district) of Chittagong. Like the examples of other hundreds of people working in UAE, Mizan moved to United Arab Emirates to change his fate. He observed that some people were cultivating vegetables in the desert of UAE. Then he thought why we couldn’t produce flowers and fruits side by side flower.

In fact, to give his idea blooming into reality, he started the production and marketing of flowers and fruits. With this thought in mind, he started a nursery with just 200 square meters of land at Baoyadi Al Ain Central Market area in UAE. He cultivated mango, olive, grape, guava, lemon, rose and seedlings of various species of flowers.

Mizan is the eldest son of traders Kazi Md. Edris and Jannatul Ferdous. He went to Dubai in 2005 for first time with just taka 2.5 lacks in hand. He started his job in a shop, Habib recording, of Al-Aine area with just a salary of 300 Dirham. To increase his income, he started doing different small businesses.

With trying his luck in different businesses, he thought of doing something different. So, he started his idea to start a nursery in 2013 with a hope that this business will bring more fortune for him. He showed that idea can become reality with sincere effort and hard labor.

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Mohammad Golam Kibria, a proud Bangladeshi is creating necessary framework and research for Namibia Government on fish farming

Let’s starts with a saying that let anyone teach fishing, he will eat for a day. Let anyone teach fish farming, he will eat forever.

Mohammad Golam Kibria (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ গোলাম কিবরিয়া) a proud Bangladeshi is doing the second-teaching others how to cultivate fish. But this is not in Bangladesh, but in a country like Namibia. He is working as a ‘Special Advisor’ to the Ministry of Fisheries and Sea Resources since 2008.

Namibia Govt realized that big social change can be possible through ‘Small-scale fishery’. Fishes are cultivated throughout Namibia. Golam Kibria got responsibility to create the necessary framework and research for this. Normally fishes are cultivated in Northern Namibia. In the southern part, fishes are cultivated in concrete cistern. The two species of African Catfish and Tilapia fishes are cultivated here. The Pangas, Shrimps, fishes like Curps can be produced here. And the Government of Namibia is also interested to increase the diversity of fish species by bringing fishes from Bangladesh.

Once upon a time, Namibia was producing 200 to 300 metric tons of fish per year. The figure rose to over one thousand metric tons after he was joined there. Government is trying to export fishes to the market of Europe by fulfilling the demand of the country.

He is trying so that skilled fishermen can come from Bangladesh to work or invest in Namibia. He is also trying to promote Bangladeshi model micro-credit in Namibia. He is also trying so that the traders of Bangladesh, the fishermen and the investors can get special privilege for tax exemption in Namibia.

Before coming to Namibia, Golam Kibria used to work in Vietnam for the Commonwealth. Before this, he worked in Thailand.
In 1994, he had completed his Master’s degree from the Bangladesh Agriculture University. He also worked for DANIDA and DFID for some time in Bangladesh. In 1999, He had completed his Masters from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

In 2010, Golam Kibria was selected as the ‘Best Commonwealth advisor’. In the same year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) nominated him as the Global Panel members. During his tenure in 2009, Namibia’s Ministry of Fisheries has given him different awards. Awards were given from FAO, the Swedish Sea Food Award and Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa.

Golam Kibria was born in Wari in 1968. The ancestral home is in Sandwip, Chittagong. He was studied in Comilla Cadet College and Barisal Cadet College. His father, Mohammad Golam Maula was a professor. He has been working outside the country for nearly 15 years.

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Yusuf Molla, the keeper of forgotten and extinct species of rice in the remote village of Bangladesh

He is not doing this with just as hobby, but he is preserving the species of rice with love and passion. This struggle has been continuing for last 30 years. He has been preserving 60 species of rice by cultivating all species of rice in small plots. All such species are extinct from Barind tract. What happens if the people of new generation forgets all about, Yousuf Molla, a poor farmer of a remote village of Barind tract has kept alive the tradition. Most of the species of this rice are tolerant from drought and disease. The use of chemical fertilizer and insecticides in cultivating this species are very little. The taste and the smell have distinct characteristics as well.

In the meantime, another species, Radhuni pagol (can be read as Craze for Cook) attracts the eyes of farmers of other region. And they have started cultivating this rice after collecting seed from him. The sweet smell of this rice does not make the cook crazy but also the person in the surrounding enchanted with the smell. The taste is not only sweet, but also tasty.

This legendary man, Yusuf, resides in Duboil village, about 8 KM. far from Mondumala municipality of Tonor upazila (Sub-district) of Rajshahi, northern district of Bangladesh. He did not able to study more than 8th grade, though, he has been doing a great work for years which is supposed to do by the GOVT.

He has 60 distinct species of rice in his procession that includes Radhuni Pagol (রাঁধুনি পাগল), ModhuMadhob (মধুমাধব), Chini Shankar (চিনিশংকর), DadKhani (দাদখানি), RoghuShile (রঘুশাইল), JhingaShile (ঝিঙাশাইল), SonaShile (সোনাশাইল), IndraShile (ইন্দ্রশাইল), LotaShile (লতাশাইল), Mubi Malseram (মুগি মালসেরা), Soni Ayush (শনি আউশ), Hida (হিদা), Nil Kantha (নীলকণ্ঠ), Kai Larai (কাইলারাই), Jota BashFul (জটা বাঁশফুল), Digha (দিঘা), KalShoni Elai (কালশনি এলাই), Topa Boro (টোপা বোরো), Sona Kathi (সোনাকাঠি), Khoil Jhuri (খৈলঝুড়ি), Kali Vajra (কালিভাজরা), GongoShuli (গঙ্গশুলি), Sathiya (সাথিয়া), Vojna (ভোজনা), Kakuri (কাকুরি), MulaShile (মুলাশাইল), Orissa (উরিষ্যা), KaliKhuji (কালিখুজি), Basmoti (বাসমতি). Not only these, he is having 25-30 years old rice kept in earthen vessel (matir hari) with extensive care. In his effort he got an organization in his initiative. This is Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) which is working to scatter drought tolerant various species like Radhuni Pagol collected from Yusuf Molla in Barind tract. The rice under the procession of Mr. Yusuf has the following characteristics-

Sl Species Characteristics
1 Radhuni Pagol, ModhuMadhob,  Chini Shankar, DadKhani Sleek, Sweet smelled, tasty as well
2 Soni Ayush The Panta* of this rice in Vadro* month is very sweet.  There is a saying that there won’t be any ulcer if rice of Soni Ayush and  Vorta* of Tuber are eaten with Ghee together
3 Digha This can live in excess water, rice is red colored, Rice taste sweet and viscous
4 Hida Rice is pulpy and this can produce good beaten rice
5 Nil Kantha This rice produces good puffed rice

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Magic growth liquid fertilizer can bring a revolution in agricultural sector in a country like Bangladesh in agricultural production

Magic growth liquid fertilizer can bring a revolution in agricultural sector in a country like Bangladesh in agricultural production. The production is increased by 10 to 15% with this fertilizer. On the other hand, the usage of Urea is decreased up to 50% in the land. The inventor of Magic Growth fertilizer, Mr Arif Hossain, Agriculturist claimed, The GOVT of Bangladesh can save an amount of 17 core of dollar by ensuring the usage of this fertilizer. This fertilizer is to apply thorough spray. Around 1 lack 18 thousand hectare of land has been used in all over the country for the cultivation of rice during the season of Aush, Amon, Boro altogether. There will be a save of 6 Kg Urea for per Bigha (20 Kathas) if the usage of magic growth fertilizer is ensured. Thus there will be a saving of 5 lack and 31 thousand of Urea in a year whose market value is more than 1700 crore. On the other hand, if there is more production of 30 Kg rice for per Bigha, the production of rice will be increased to 26 lack ton whose market value is more than 4 thousand crore. This is known that 30 to 40 KGs of Urea has been applied for per Bighas for the farmer’s level in normal rice cultivation. If magic fertilizer is applied through spray, the usage of Urea fertilizer will be dropped to 10 to 15 Kg. This procedure is equal effective even in the coastal area. As the cultivation of rice become less profitable in the coastal area due to the Brackishness, and where there is no expected outcome for the salt endurance varieties, The Magic growth fertilizer brings the ray of light to the farmers.
The inventor of magic Growth fertilizer, Mr Arif Khan, got positive result while working on the technology stem Cutting and Sprout cutting for the production of Potato seed during 1994-96 by applying Sepro technology on the potato seed as an experiment. The Magic Growth fertilizer has come to this level after a continuous work for many days Later a wide success have been achieved after applying Magic growth fertilizer in Paddy field. Of Course there was a primary idea that the production of rice will be increased little if the Magic growth fertilizer is used as the additional doge. From the experience of a farmer, Iqbal hossan panna, This is known that His rice seed saved from cold injury with the usage of Magic growth fertilizer. Moreover, the production of rice is increased by applying the fertilizer in main filed production. And the usage of Urea is decreased. After this outcome, he had researched on this subject widely in farmer’s level in various part of the country. In every aspect, the effectiveness of magic growth fertilizer on the rice field is extremely well. There will be 8 advantages with the usage of Magic growth fertilizer-
1.Ensured the healthy and strong production of rice seed
2. There will be no harm of cold injury on the seed of rice
3. The seed of the rice is grown-up rapidly with the usage of this fertilizer
4.The seed of the rice is grown-up in rice -field as strong and healthily
5.The effective tender increased in number rapidly
6. There is no disturbance of diseases and bugs in the crop
7. More grain in the stem
8. The color of the ice is good and the growth of the rice is more and the unsubstantial of rice is less
Arif Khan told, he had invented this liquid fertilizer with 13 mineral items  and this provides the farmers a hope. As this fertilizer, invented with a prolong research for 13 years,  is working like magic, he had kept the name of the fertilizer as the Magic Growth. This fertilizer is also effective in the production of rice in salty soil. As per my knowledge, there is no research anywhere in the world including Bangladesh to produce more rice using Folier Feeding technique in ordinary soil or in salty soil.

This fertilizer is used in the village of MalTho, of Kopilmuni union, of PaikeGacha upazila, of Khulna district by a village farmer Islam Gazi on BRI 47 Rice. He added. Magic growth had been applied in 5 kathas of 1 bigha 7 kathas of land. The magic growth fertilizer is applied on top of the leaf of the paddy for 3 times during the whole season of Boro by spray. This is applied for first time 35 days after the seeding for the first time. And 14 days later for the second time and for the 3rd time 10 days later. This is found that The natural growth of the paddy has been increased with the usage of Magic growth fertilizer. The yellowish paddy turns to green. The tender of the rice has come out naturally. The production is natural on which the magic growth is applied. On the other hand, there was a saving of 15 kg of Urea for per Bighas of land. Almost all the paddy was died in the area where this fertilizer is not used. The tender has come out is small in length and the portion of Unsubstantial rice is more. That means there was a production fall around 90% in the salty land where magic growth fertilizer has not been applied. Noteworthy that Mr. Arif hossain khan, The inventor of magic growth fertilizer is a deputy director of BADC. And Now he is working in Pabna, a district of Bangladesh.

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Floating vegetable cultivation in Najipur, an upazila of Pirojpur district of Bangladesh.

The farmers of the marshy region of Nazirpur Upazila, district of Pirojpur, got wide success in seed production and cultivation of agriculture product through floating vegetable cultivation (Bengali: ভাসমান সবজি চাষ) with local technology totally in the unusable land submerged under water. This procedure of the production of more productive seedling and vegetable cultivation had become popular gradually by using the local made organic fertilizer in spite of chemical fertilizer with floating vegetable cultivation.

The floating vegetable cultivation of seedling and commercial cultivation is done in the low land areas of pirojpur like Dewolbari, Dobra, Malikhali, MugharJhore of Dirgha union, KolarDoyania, Dirgha, Boitha Katha, Kholni, Meda, Sachia, Pakuria, GaoKhali, PadmoDubi, Bill Dumuria and in the unused land of other villages.

This type of cultivation is known as floating cultivation as the cultivation is entirely floating on the water. The marshy region of Nazirpur became well-known by one name in entire Bangladesh only due to this floating cultivation. This is known that the above mentioned 3 unions are submerged under water in most of the time of the year as this area is within a marshy region of Bangladesh. As a result, there is no crops cultivation is possible in this land naturally. This land is left as a fallow land with full of water-hyacinth, Dulali Ban, Sheoyla (water born plants), and Grass year after year. In order to get rid of this situation, the farmers of these areas collectively had taken initiatives in 2 decades back for a try to cultivate crops by making numbers of Kandi (Ridge) by putrefying natural water born water-hyacinth, Dulali Ban, Sheoyla and succeeded in their attempt. And now this become a part of the history of success to cultivate on water as floating cultivation for over populated country where millions of people living below extreme poverty line.

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