Hossain Bepary, a farmer changed his luck by cultivatig poison free high value vegitables through safe method. He lives at Char Chapila village of Kachikata Union under the Bhederganj Upazila inof Shariatpur district. Though he cultivates in other’s land but he is self-relient now. More over he is now an inspiration for others farmer to cultivate high value vegitables in safe method.

Even 3 years back, Hossain Bepary was unemployed. That’s time Hossain found his life difficult to survive. He decided to do something and its continuation, he took some money in credit and cultivated cucumber in a small piece of land. Due to apply pesricides and chamical fertitizers at a large scale in unplanned way and not getting proper price in market, he faces great loss. As a result he couldn’t pay the credit amount even he failed to collect the money for land tax. So he fall in great danger to maintain his family. Also he bound to stop sending his child to go to school too.

One usual day Hossain came to know about the `Incresing the income of farmers through cultivation of seasonal and high value vegetables following safe production method and marketing’ under PACE project of SDS from an agriculture officer of that project. He knew from the officer about the cultivation of high value vegitables in safe method. After having information from the office he became interested to cultivate high value vegitable according to project instruction. Then he received traing from project and decided to cultivate Broccoli. In next week in a group meeting he expresses his wish to the officer.

After hearing the interest of Hossain Bepari `PACE’ project officer advised him to cultivate Broccoli in 10 decimel lands and he did so. To cultivate Broccoli he spent comparatively less cost and got techinical and advisory services from `PACE’ project. He applied organic fertilizer and vermi compostwith nominal chamical fertilizer in his land. Instead of pesticide he used sex feroman trap, yellow board and organic pest killing method.

In his Broccoli field, his total cost was about 18,000 taka where his selling amount was 53,000 taka. That means, his profit was 35,000 taka. From this money he abled to repay his loan and also re-admitted his child in school. He is very greateful for the cordial support of `PACE’ project office and he thinks due to the advisory dervice and technical support of this project , cultivation of high value vegitables in safe method becoms a revulationary.