Floriculture in Golap Gram: Present Status and Future Prospects
AbstractPurpose: The study was conducted to identify the current flower cultivation status together with finding out potential areas of development intervention of the flower growers and traders. Design/Methodology/Approach: This study is completely based on exploratory research. Convenient sampling techniques are followed to get sample size of 50 people which composed of farmers, tourists, and authority. The study is also developed based on both primary and secondary data. Descriptive statistics (percentage) is used to analyze the primary data that are presented in simple tables and interviews summary is showed for interpretation and discussion. Findings: Cultivation of flower has been identified as profitable business with respect to the contribution of cultural, social and economic development. The drawbacks found in case of flower cultivation practices were lack of loan facilities, lack of preservation facilities, high price of fertilizer and pesticides, and market price fluctuation. Growers need to become more skilled at accurate methods of cultivation in order to advance flower business and appeal investors. Research Limitations: This study is limited to the floriculture in Golap Gram with a sample size of 50. Only descriptive statistics is used for analyzing the data and few discussions with respondents to generate the findings. Moreover, data were collected from the month of April to October in 2021 that means the results might alter with the criteria estimation of the respondents. Practical Implications: The outcomes will be supportive in providing innovative ideas to the farmers along with floral traders in Bangladesh.
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