tropical location, lush greenery, moisture-rich loamy soil and
production-friendly climate-all these make Bangladesh one of the
notable growers of a vast range of fruits, vegetables and hurbs.
Bangladesh, mainly a tropical region has diverse ecosystems with hills,
flood planes, planes coastal and wet lands [Bangladesh Physical Map].
Temperature ranges from 50c to 280c in winter and from 22oc to 40oc in
the summer. Average rainfall varies from 1430 mm in the North and
North-West to 4338 mm in the East and South-East [Bangladesh Soil Map].
area is around 13.71 million hectare and 179% cropping intensity
agriculture predominance. Agro-ecology of the country is divided in 30
The total cultivated area of horticultural crops is about 0.69 million hectare which is about 5% of the total cropped area.
Two cropping seasons are recognized, Rabi (cool and dry months :
October-March) and Kharif (hot and humid months: April-September). Rabi
enjoys favorable climate for crop cultivation.