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This study is funded by Bangladesh Krishi Gobeshona Endowment Trust (BKGET) under Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF), Dhaka.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study. This work is the part of the project activities of ‘Entrepreneurship and Value Chain Development for Linking Hill Farmers with Market’’ (Component-IV), Commissioned Research Project (CRP) of Hill Agriculture. A six months’ fellowship were awarded to the first and second author from this project to fund the research and the implementation of this project was carried out by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI).