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YPSA, an organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

Initiative to save crops produced by marginal farmers in covid-19 pandemic situation

Vegetables in a truck

YPSA, Chittagong University Club 34 batch and SSC batch-96 have jointly taken initiative to save the crops produced by the marginal farmers in some areas of Fatikchari and Hathazari to reduce their financial loss. Due to lack of transportation in covid-19 pandemic situation, the farmers were facing financial loss as they could not get the opportunity to sell their crops in the desired places including Chittagong. The crops were rotting in the field. The team arranged transportation and ensured packaging of the crops produced by the farmers and supply of non-toxic vegetables. 5.5 tons of vegetables of 32 farmers have been supplied to 440 families in 4 phases from April 10 to April 24.

Team working

Prabal Barua, Program Manager, YPSA-CGRF Project, assisted in compiling the list of crop consumers of Chittagong and confirming the price. Consumers were satisfied to be able to collect fresh crops directly in a hostile environment and in lockdown situations. As all the crops produced in their fields are sold, farmers get a fair price and avoid huge losses.