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HORTEX NEWSLETTER

Volume 10 Number 2 April June, 2010

A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE HORTICULTURE EXPORT DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, DHAKA


Editors Note
Good Agricultural Practices are a collection of principles to apply for on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting in safe and healthy agricultural products. GAPs may be applied to a wide range of farming systems and at different scales. They are applied through sustainable agricultural methods, such as integrated pest management, integrated fertilizer, water management and conservation agriculture The concept of GAPs has changed in recent years because of a rapidly changing agriculture, globalization of world trade, food crisis, nitrate pollution of water, appearance of pesticide resistance, soil erosion, etc. GAPs applications are being developed by governments, NGOs and private sector to meet farmers and transformers needs and specific requirements. However, many think these applications are only rarely made in a holistic or coordinated way. In order to promote production and supply of fresh horticultural produce for local as well as export market, Bangladesh should comply the global safety requirements. One of the means of satisfying the Global safety requirements is to introduce the protocol of good agricultural practices (GAP). Mean while some countries like Thailand, China, and Japan developed their own protocol in the name of ThaiGAP, ChinaGAP and JapanGAP respectively keeping in view the measures of the global GAP. Bangladesh should initiate BanglaGAP practice for high value horticultural produces to prevent contamination and minimize risk of hazards during the production, harvesting and post-harvest handling including sorting, grading, precooling, cooling, packaging and transportation covering the issues pertaining to food quality, safety and environment. Hortex Foundation in collaboration of research, extension, govt. agencies and relevant private organization can play a significant role to introduce GAP system for high value crops production and management. It is most likely that export volume of quality fresh horticultural crops will improve substantially with the introduction of GAP system.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Production of Fruit and Vegetables in Bangladesh
Introduction In recent years food adulteration has become a major concern in Bangladesh. Use of adulterants in fruits and vegetables that contains poisonous or deleterious substances is unsafe and injurious to human health. The issue of food safety appears as a serious concern in Bangladesh as evidenced by several drives made by the government and also through several newspaper and TV media. Side by side, market access of Bangladesh with fresh fruits and vegetables is facing challenges due to the issues like SPS measures of WTO, stringent quality control requirements and even technical barriers like environment related measures. Those challenges of unsafe produce and market access with agricultural products should be addressed through strengthening public and private capacities to effectively manage food safety and agricultural health risks.

Appropriate produce handling following GAP To ensure the safe food supply for the people of the country and a strong presence in global markets with agrocommodities particularly with the fresh horticultural produces, the country needs to meet the challenges on April June, 2010 1

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global food safety requirements. To meet the challenges, the country should take necessary steps throughout the food chain from farm to table for improving quality of domestically produced agricultural food, and stay competitive in the export markets. To overcome the food safety assurance disadvantages in its domestic and export markets, Bangladesh should initiate Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) for production of fruit and vegetables to prevent or minimize the risk of hazards occurring during the production, harvesting and post harvest handling that will cover not only food safety and produce quality but also welfare for workers. What is GAP?

To develop a standard to prevent the risks associated with production, harvesting and postharvest handling of fresh fruit and vegetables; To facilitate the export trade with horticultural crops and stay competitive in the international markets; To introduce standard practice in local industries where the produces are processed and packed for sale; To provide technical solutions that improves crop health and productivity to protect environmental health; and To cooperate with stakeholders in the food chain to enhance the value and quality of food;

Clean cultivation by practicing GAP The Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) is a set of consolidated practices or Code of Practices (COP) formulated for on-farm safe and quality fruit and vegetable and food crop production. This code of practices is based on concept of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) and quality management principles with emphasis in the six key areas such as, farm location, farm structure, farm environment (soil/ water), farm maintenance (hygiene and cleanliness), farming practices/ methods/ techniques (pesticide and fertilizer applications, soil & weed management, pest and disease management, harvesting, packaging, cold storage and farm management (farm records, traceability, staff training). GAP is formally recognized in the international regulatory framework for reducing risks associated with the use of pesticides and other agrochemicals, taking into account public and occupational health, environmental and safety considerations. The use of GAP is also being promoted increasingly by the private sector through informal codes of practices and indicators developed by food processors and retailers in response to increasing consumer demand for sustainably produced and wholesome food. Overall GAP is vital for developing sustainable agricultural production systems and management of natural resources. The objectives of introduction GAP are as follows: Volume 10 Number 2

The implementation of GAP, however, becomes difficult because of the diversity of the codes, guidelines, and definitions within the agriculture sector. There is, therefore, an urgent need to harmonize GAP concepts and guidelines at the regional level and beyond. For this GLOBALGAP (formerly known as EUREPGAP) was introduced as a bench mark. GLOBALGAP is a single, integrated standard, which serves as a global reference system for other existing standards, and can also be applied easily and directly by all parties in the primary food sector. It provides a reliable tool kit that allows all partners in the supply chain to position themselves in a global market with respect to consumer requirements. Some Asian countries like Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Thailand already have their own national GAP codes. For many developing Asian countries, however, the concept of GAP is new. Some countries are in the process of developing national GAP codes. Emerging Challenges for Bangladesh Bangladesh needs to meet the challenges of global food quality and safety requirements. It is the high time that Bangladesh get fully prepared to face the critical challenge ahead to ensure a strong presence in export markets with agri-commodities. In exporting our agricultural products, the most difficult tasks are the compliance of the safety requirements and to strictly follow the Pesticide Regulations. Unless this is done meticulously, export of our fresh and processed agricultural commodities is sure to suffer more than any time before. It should not be forgotten that more than about half of our horticultural export is going to the U.K. market alone and the market is no longer ready to compromise with the quality of fresh imported produce. Similar restrictions are already in place in the USA and Japan. There is no reason, why other countries including the Middle East where most of our products export is presently being exported, will not follow suit.

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Quality assurance in the horticultural industry has become well established in many developed countries; on farm HACCP-based plans have been adopted due to pressures from supermarkets and other buyers including fresh markets. Southeast Asian governments have taken the initiative a couple of years ago and have developed country specific Quality Assurance Systems suitable for their farmers to use, these include the SALM system by Malaysia, the Q system by Thailand, InonGAP system by Indonesia, and the newly announced system by the Philippines. The ASEAN countries have developed ASEAN GAP, a good agricultural practices standard suitable for use by all 10 ASEAN member countries and the challenge that this standard poses. Thailand has started GAP for on-farm production by modifying concepts of international standards in 2001. The system has been to assure safety and quality of food, especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Water, field and land history, pesticide issues, on-farm stocking and transporting of produce, crop protection, production process, post harvest handling are eight items of core concept of the system. The Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Thailand in collaboration with private sector established a Working Group keeping department of Agriculture in Chair which develop the code of practices for use by growers, trainers, facilitators, auditors and customers to achieve greater certainty and consistency in the development, implementation and auditing of on-farm food safety program. Options for Developing GAP

farm production process of individual growers or of produce marketing firms. The system associated with management system to prevent, eliminate or minimize physical, chemical and biological hazards to produce free of pests and marketable quality acceptance from farm through distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables for markets and processing. Other agricultural crops e.g. rice, and other major field crops are also to be included. It will be applicable practices for growers to ensure safety and quality of fresh produce for customers. The on-farm management system is emphasized on IPM and ICM. Campaign is necessary to get familiar to the system. It is the high time to address the approach of GAP through the initiative of the public and private sector. The Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh will be in charge of food safety policy of the country particularly of the crops sector and assigns the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) to act as an advisory body and takes a role of Certification Body (CB) and Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institute (BSTI) shall acts as an accreditation body (AB). Government agency plays a role of CB during an early stage of QAS launching, then auditing will be empowered to private institution in a near future. Strong support by government policy makers is essential to initiate and implement the system. Education and extension is important to create awareness for growers and other industry stakeholders (produce collectors, packers, wholesalers, processors and retailers). Consumer groups need to be encouraged to stimulate demand for safe and quality food. Government officials and other involved in QAS are to be encouraged to be educated and well understood at each level in the system. Privates sectors or other interested in the system are welcome since implementation may be limited by the capacity of government organization to provide resources. The success of introduction of GAP depends on the cocoordinated efforts of both public and private sectors. Md. Saleh Ahmed, Ph.D Post Harvest Handling & Quality Assurance Expert National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) Supply Chain Development Component Hortex Foundation

Appropriate packaging of produces It is now essential to have an appropriate Quality Assurance System (QAS) as a marketing tool and that leads to increasing consumer satisfaction and market opportunities for which introduction of GAP is essential. For developing GAP, a working group may be initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh consisting of people experienced in developing QAS for fresh produce. GAP is to be designed to give guidance applicable for any Certification Body (CB) to certify onVolume 10 Number 2

Hortex News in brief


Addition of New Staff to NATP
In April, 2010 two Short Term Consultants namely Kbd. Ferdous Ahmed, Fisheries Specialist and Md. Rafiqul Islam, Livestock Specialist joined in Hortex under the Supply Chain Development Component of National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP). April June, 2010 3

Governing Body Meeting

Workshop on Pest Risk Analysis of Citrus and Cucurbits of Bangladesh and listing of Quarantine Pest under the strengthening of Quarantine Service Program on May 11, 2010 at DAE, Khamarbari; Workshop on Post harvest Management of Agricultural Crops on May 17, 2010 at BARC Conference hall; Workshop on Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum 2010 on May 26, 2010 at Hotel Sonargaon; Workshop on Research Priority in Agriculture on June 1-2, 2010 at BARC conference hall; Presentation of Draft Report on Human Resource Development Plan in the National Agricultural Research System 2010-2015 on June 24, 2010 at BARC conference hall.

Production and Marketing Advisory Services


Partial view of 77 Governing Body meeting The 77 Governing Body meeting of Hortex Foundation held at its Conference Room on May 31, 2010 was presided over by Mr. C. Q. K. Mustaq Ahmed, Secretary, MOA and Chairman, Hortex Foundation. The meeting discussed and took decision on various important issues including consideration and approval of five candidates for induction in the General Body of Hortex Foundation, proposal for consideration of crest awarding to the individual/firm for outstanding export performance, review the proposal/ recommendations made by the committee for amendment of article of association of HF and confirmation of 10 Supply Chain Development Officers for the field work in Upazila level of NATP. Besides, Hortex activities were discussed and policy directives were given.
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Cool Chain Support


Hortex Foundation provided 42 round trips of cool chain transportation supports to 10 organizations to carry their agro and other allied products in the period of April-June. The organizations are: Agradhut Traders Ltd, Associate Capsules Pvt. Ltd., Pharma Trade, Homebond Packers and Shippers Ltd., Trade Clippers Cargo Ltd., J. B. Trading Company, Farco Syndicate, M/S Badal & Co., Fraser Freight & Forwarders and Golden Harvest Agro Industries Ltd.

During the period April to June 2010 advisory services were provided to 39 entrepreneurs, producers, NGOs, researchers, university students, govt. organizations on various aspects of production, post-harvest technology, processing, cool-chain transportation and marketing of horticulture crops at home and abroad. The notable among the recipients of such services are: Faisal Krishi Khamar, Nalitabari, Sherpur, Flower Growers Association, Zhikorgachha, Jessore, Agro Resources, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Sreejon Agrovet Co. Ltd, Panchbibi, Joypurhat, Plant Protection Wing, Khamarbari, The United Group Bangladesh, Mirpur, Dhaka, Golden Resources (Pvt.) Ltd., Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Century Food Products Bangladesh Ltd., Chapai Nawabgonj, Rajshahi, Bangladesh Organic Products Manufacturers Association, Dhaka, Agrimax Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association, Dhaka, Students from Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University and Asian University, M/s. Dip International, World Trade International, M/s. Aziz & Sons, M/s. Green Agro-Tech, Dhaka, M/s. Crown Fruits & Vegetables, Global-e-Biz, Kansat Mango Firm, Rajshahi, M/s. Raj International, SRDI, Fresh & Safe Agro Ltd, I&M General Business Ltd, Modern Agro Chemicals Co., M/s. Unimart Trade International, M/s. EYRY Properties Ltd., Northern Agro Products and BSMRAU, Salna, Gazipur.

Hortex Workshop on Frozen Food Export


Hortex Foundation organized a day long National Workshop on Frozen Vegetables Export: Challenges and Opportunities held on 13th May, 2010 at Hortex Conference Room. The programme mainly included a presentation on the scope and demand of frozen produce export from Bangladesh. Mr. C.Q.K. Mustaq Ahmed, Secretary MOA and Chairman, Hortex Foundation was the Chief Guest while Mr. Enamuzzaman Chowdhury, Chairman, Golden Harvest Agro Industries Ltd was April June, 2010 4

Seminars/Training Participation
During this period Hortex officials attended number of seminars, workshops, trainings and discussion meetings on various issues of agriculture and export related affairs. Some of them are as follows: Meeting on new agricultural project in greater Mymensingh zone on April 26, 2010 at DAE, Khamarbari; Volume 10 Number 2

present as special guest of the Workshop. Apart that Mr. A.Z.M Shafiqul Alam, Additional Secretary, MOA chaired the technical session. Keynote paper presented by Dr. Saleh Ahmed, Post Harvest Handling & Quality Assurance Expert, Supply Chain Development Component, National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP), Hortex Foundation. Mr. Rafiqul Islam, Assistant General Manager (Production) delivered the welcome speech.

support at farm and processing level and Hortex to support the agri export industry g) Liberalizing the processing sector by removing restrictions imposed by licensing, import and export duties and taxes; 2. A professional study may be carried out to identify market opportunities for Bangladesh in the frozen fruit and vegetables domain and to coin strategies to capture market share internationally Introduce quality assurance system in the entire supply chain of frozen vegetables and develop HACCP scheme in line with fish processing industry of Bangladesh. Initiate R & D activities for developing vegetable frozen industry in the country Microbiological testing facilities should be a part of each processing plant. A comprehensive program of market research may be initiated to identify global market potential by region for each major product. Side by side, a program of proactive market promotion in target markets may be initiated. Address the issue of Food Safety and Standards Regulation to integrate the various food laws for ease of implementation and rationalize food safety regulations for easier compliance Current market needs and trends should be monitored to identify new product opportunities for the vegetable freezing industry in Bangladesh in the global context. A realistic strategy for development and marketing of frozen vegetables should be prepared following the result of test marketing.

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7. Partial view of the workshop on frozen export About 80 participants attended the workshop of which 9 took part in open discussions. In the concluding session, vote of thanks was accorded to all participants, media personnel, Hortex and NATP official/staff by Dr. Debashish Chanda, AGM (Marketing) for their support and cooperation for making the programme a success. The following suggestions were made in the workshop: 1. Encourage export supply chain development of frozen vegetables through; a) Providing assistance for good quality seeds/planting materials, up-gradation of technical know-how through introducing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP); b) Arranging soft loans for setting up grading/processing centre and quality testing laboratories; c) Providing financial assistance (easy terms & conditions)to growers, exporters and manufacturers for development of infrastructural facilities, purchase of specialized transports, establishment of pre-cooling and cooling facilities and integrated post harvest handling systems; d) Developing policies to provide a fair playing field to private sector in agriculture marketing e) Providing assistance in development of database and dissemination of marketing information; f) Strengthening institutions such as DAE,BARI,BADC etc. to provide technology 8.

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10. The vegetable freezing must be market led, responding to requirements from the customer. A close working relationship with the buyer is important. For this buyer-seller meets and participation in fairs/exhibition is necessary; 11. Undertake initiatives in Public Private Partnership Mode to bring together efficiency and flexibility of the private sector with the accountability and social interest of the public sector. Private sector associations and the other business bodies can play a vital role in bringing together various stakeholders to hold dialogues and discussions at various platforms and consequently forge partnerships based on mutual areas of interest. 12. A brand name should be developed that places Bangladesh as one of the highest quality product supply sources. The development of the brand and establishing reputation is the key to the sustainability of any enterprises.

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Fruit Fair participation


Hortex participated in the three days National Fruit Fair, 2010 from 16th to 18th June, 2010 at Khamarbari, Dhaka which was inaugurated by Honble Minister for Agriculture, Begum Matia Chowdhury MP. The Fair Fruit Tree Plantation Program & National Fruit Fair 2010 was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh.

In addition to the base rate mentioned above, total freight includes Terminal Handling Charge, Scanning Charge and Fuel Surcharge on per kg and Airway Bill charge on per consignment basis. The rate is applicable for 500 kg or above for Jeddah / Riyadh, Dubai and 250 kg or above for Kuwait, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, London and Paris. If the cargo weight is less than the above, rate will be higher.

New Recommendations from EC Mission


An EC delegation namely Mr. Lars Christofersen, Head, Plant Health & GMO Food and Veterinary Office, EU Commission and Mr. Sameer Baudali, Plant Health Import Inspector, The Food and Environmental Research Agency (FERA), UK visited Bangladesh from June 2 to 10, 2010. During their visit they visited different citrus grown areas of Bangladesh, talked to officials of concern agencies including Plant Protection Wing, DAE, BFVEAPA and Hortex. They had a discussion meeting with Hortex officials along with other officials of DAE in Hortex conference room. Recommendations of EC Mission in Bangladesh regarding fresh export to EU countries are as follows: 1. Ensure that the Phyto-sanitary certificate are issued for regulated plant, only when it has been ascertained that the additional requirement contained in Annex IV, Part A, Section-1 to Council Directive 2000/29/EC have been fulfilled. This is particularly for citrus fruits. 2. Ensure that the declaration by exporters are not considered to be equivalent to the official statements and official control and examination regime for Citrus fruits, required by items 16.2(c) and 14.4(c) or (d) of Annex IV, Part A, Section 1 to Council Directive 2000/29/EC. 3. Ensure that the additional declarations entered on to phyto-sanitary certificates accurately reflect the official checks that have been carried out, and their outcome, as required by Articles 13a(3) and 13a(4) of Council Directive 2000/29/EC and Section 1.1 of ISPM 12. 4. Ensure that the system of official checks at the point of exit is revised to ensure that if a harmful organism is found during the official check, that the reminder of the lot, or if appropriate, consignment, is not considered to be free from the harmful organism, in line with the additional requirements in Annex IV, Part A, Section 1 of Council Directive 2000/29/EC and the principles of ISPM 5. 5. Ensure that the NPPO has access to adequate equipment and facilities to carry out inspection, testing, consignment verification and phytosanitary certification, in particular to enable an efficient and reliable inspection, in line with Section 3.4 of ISPM7 and Section 1.4 of ISPM 23. April June, 2010 6

Hortex stall in National Fruit Fair, Khamarbari Hortex stall was well decorated with many display items. More than 50 export oriented produces included different fresh and frozen fruits, minimal processed products and International Standards packaging cartons designed and developed by Hortex were displayed. Hortex received a Special award for active participation in the fair displaying exportable produces.

Air Freight of Fresh Produce to Various Destinations


Major destination wise air cargo freight for the perishables by Biman Bangladesh Airlines in the form of SIP rates are given below: Destination Current SIP* for perishables Air Freight Tk/kg

Rome 132.00 London/Paris 132.00 Jeddah/Riyadh 89.60 Kuwait 79.85 Singapore 77.80 Dubai 76.40 Kuala Lumpur 45.20 Source: Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Cargo Department, August 29, 2010 * SIP : Special Inducement Price ** Air Freight Volume 10 Number 2

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Ensure that adequate records of official activities related to the export controls are maintained, in line with Section 4.4 of ISPM 7. Ensure that officials responsible for performing the export checks have an appropriate level of expertise and technical information in line with Section 3.1 and 3.3 of ISPM 7. In particular, so that compliance with EU import requirements are ensured. Ensure that the facilities authorised to carry out heat treatment of wood packaging material as required by ISPM 15, are subjected to systematic official control in line with the same standard. Consider informing the EU of changes made to the system of export controls in particular aimed at minimising the risk of fraud, including the list of suspended exporters.

Produce

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Market

Mangoes Melons (Water) Melons (Water) Oranges Papaya Pineapples Pineapples Strawberries Tomatoes (round) Beans (Fine) Beans (Fine) Bean sprouts Catering Capsicum, Green Capsicum, Red Carrots Chillies Chillies, Green Cucumbers Garlic Garlic Ginger Ginger Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, Cups/Button Mushrooms, Shiitake Okra Onions

Pakistan, Carton Spain, 20 kg Spain, each Morocco, 15kg Malaysia, 5 kg Cote dIvoire, 7 Costa Rica, 7 each Belgium, 250 g Belgium, 6 kg Kenya, 2 kg Kenya, 2 kg UK, 4 kg Belgium, 5 kg The Netherlands, 5 kg France, 10 kg Thailand, 2 kg The Netherlands, 3 kg The Netherlands, 12/14/18 China, 4 kg Spain, 5 kg Thailand, 13kg China, 13 kg UK, 2 kg UK, 3 kg UK, 2 kg

Western International New Covent Garden Liverpool New Covent Garden Birmingham Western International Birmingham Liverpool New Covent Garden Glasgow Belfast Glasgow New Covent Garden Bristol Liverpool Western International Birmingham Bristol Birmingham West Intl Birmingham New Covent Garden Western International Belfast

Median Price, GB (Range) Pence / pack 350 1100 400 1280 1000 800 100 95 (10) 500 590 650 270 (20) 400 1550 350 840 900 600 1200 1400 1400 1300 600 500

Wholesale Market Price of Selected Fresh Produce in Selected UK markets


All prices quoted relate to stated pack weight and reflect the range of prices for class one produce prevailing on the day of collection as quoted by the selected market sources. All prices listed in pence. Produce Origin, Pack Market Median Price, GB (Range) Pence / pack 1400 1200 1400 850 1300 1095 (90) 1700 1700 (200) 1650 (100) 625 (50) 800 500 1000

Bananas Bananas Carambola Coconuts Grapefruit (Red) Grapefruit (Star Ruby) Lemons Lemons Lemons Limes Limes Mangoes Mangoes

Dollar, 18 kg Jamaica, 18 kg Malaysia, 3kg Cote dIvoire, 25 South Africa, 15 kg Argentina, 15kg Argentina, 18kg South Africa, 15 kg Uruguay, 15 kg Brazil, 4.5 kg Brazil, 4.5 kg Brazil, 4.5 kg Dominican Republic, 10

New Spitalfields New Covent Garden Western International Bristol Western International New Covent Garden New Covent Garden Glasgow Glasgow Liverpool New Spitalfields Birmingham Western International

Western 1100 International Thailand, 2kg Liverpool 850 Tasmania, Western 1200 20 kg International Potatoes Cyprus, 20 kg Belfast 1300 Potatoes UK, 25 kg Birmingham 800 Source: Fresh Produce Journal UK, July 23, 2010 April June, 2010 7

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: Horticulture Export Development Foundation (Hortex Foundation) 22, Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka 1207, Tel: 8123433, 9141331, 9125181, Fax : 9125181 E-mail: hortex@citechco.net, dchanda@hortex.org, Website: www.hortex.org : Dr. S. M. Monowar Hossain, Managing Director, Hortex Foundation : Dr. Debashish Chanda, Assistant General Manager (Marketing), Hortex Foundation : Md. Rafiqul Islam, Assistant General Manager (Production), Hortex Foundation : National Products, 22/1 Topkhana Road, Dhaka-1000. Tel: 7171453, 7171459, Cell: 01711 544804 April June, 2010 8

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