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Second Farmers’ market in Gazipur inaugurated under DFS Project

Safe food is a great challenge for people in Bangladesh, especially living in the urban settings. Department of Agricultural Extension is implementing various initiative, such as providing training, inputs, regular monitoring, to encourage good agricultural practice (GAP) among farmers. Due to poor market system and influence of middlemen, farmers are deprived from proper price of their produce and consumers are deprived from accessing safe food. Thus, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is establishing 16 farmers’ market in greater Dhaka under Dhaka Food System project. Today we are inaugurating second farmers’ market in Gazipur, and 7th market under the project. We believe, this market will ensure access to safe food for the community people.

On 23rd September 2022 the inauguration ceremony of the farmers’ market in ward no.28 of GCC was jointly organized by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Gazipur City Corporation, Department of Agricultural Extension, Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations, and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust. And speakers opined such during the inauguration ceremony.

MD Hasan Ajmol Bhuiyan, councilor, ward no.28, GCC was present as chief guest of the inauguration ceremony. The ceremony was presided over by Gaous Pearee, Director and moderated by Ziaur Rahman, Senior Project Manager, WBB Trust. Other speakers of the program were Ayesha Akter, reserved councilor, ward no. 28,29,30, GCC; MD Abdul Hamid Sarker, Slum Development and Public Relation Officer, GCC; MD Saiful Islam, Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture Extension, Gazipur; MD Hasibul Hsan, Upazila Agriculture Officer, Gazipur; Nazrul Islam Sarker, Chairman, Rajdighirpar, Awami League; Khalid MD Ali razib, General Secreatry, Rajdighirpar, Awami League and MD Shahidul Islam, Food System City Coordinator/GCC, DFS Project, FAOBD