Commercial coffee farming
A number of entrepreneurs have successfully tried their luck at cultivating coffee in Madhupur and Chittagong Hill Tracts. According to multiple media reports, they increased their investment to produce larger quantities of coffee after having run successful tests.
The most useful thing about cultivating coffee is that it does not require separate land. One can grow coffee plants in the midst of an existing farming land such as tea gardens. Therefore, Bangladesh Tea Board may want to assess whether coffee can be cultivated commercially along with tea in the same field. As the number of urban middle-income families continues to increase, the demand for coffee is also growing. If we can facilitate coffee cultivation indigenously, it will have a positive impact on the economy.
Ashraf Hossain, Bashabo