‘Nagarkrishi’ spreads urban agriculture or farming ideas in Dhaka
10:53 AM, September 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:44 AM, September 20, 2018

‘Nagarkrishi’ spreads urban farming in Dhaka

Recognising the need for more vegetation and green spaces in urban areas, Nagarkrishi, a start-up, began its journey two years ago with an aim to spread urban farming practices on rooftops and balconies of buildings and adjacent open spaces in the city.

A group of friends launched the start-up while they were studying in Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in the capital.

“We felt the need to do something so that greenery can be developed and accommodated conveniently in urban areas. Our Nagarkrishi aims to provide support and encourage those who love gardening even if it is on a small patch,” Kamrul, who joined the start-up as its chief executive officer (CEO) said.

Besides teaching and training on gardening practices, another operation of ‘Nagarkrishi’ is its ‘Little farmer’ project.

In this project, school-children are given hands-on training on how to plant trees and caring for them.

“We aim to produce urban farmers. Therefore, we want to spread our love for plants to the future generation,” the Nagarkrishi CEO added. 

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