BSS-37 Honey can be export item: Razzak

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Honey can be export item: Razzak

DHAKA, March 10, 2019 (BSS) – Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak today
said honey can be a potential item for export of the country after meeting
local demand as the honey has great demand across the globe.

“There is great potential to make honey cultivation into a profitable
industry. People can take the opportunity to become self-reliant. We are
trying our best to expand the export market for our local honey” the minister
said while addressing the inaugural function of “National Madhu Mela-2019″ on
AKM Giasuddin Milky Auditorium premises here today.

Director General of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Mir Nurul
Alam presided over the function while Secretary of the Ministry of
Agriculture M Nasiruzzaman attended the event as a special guest.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agriculture University Professor M
Ahsanul Haque presented the key note.

Bangladesh can create more employment opportunity for people in rural
areas, especially for women with more beekeeping, the minister said.

The minister also said,” Beekeeping can play an important role in
conserving our ecology and boosting our economy.”

Honey production can help unemployed or landless villagers to become self-
reliant as they can make profit by cultivating honey, he added.

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