Typically, farmers start plucking mangoes midway through May every year while authorities set specific timeframes for its harvest in different districts. The government estimates that the storm damaged 10 percent of the 7,384 hectares used to cultivate mangoes. Rajshahi Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Deputy Director Shamsul Haque estimates that about 15 percent of the mango harvest has been lost because of the storm. Meanwhile, despite a productive yield this year in Meherpur, mango farmers were already in trouble after the coronavirus pandemic cut off foreign trade. Their woes were exacerbated by the impact of Amphan which crushed any hopes that they had with the impending harvest.
Source: bd News24 May 22, 2020 08:03 UTC