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Food security: Floating gardens in Bangladesh

A short case study about the use of rafts to grow vegetable crops that can survive flooding

2008 Available in English

Monsoon flooding in Bangladesh is an age-old annual occurrence. Farmers have adapted to the floods, and even welcome them because of the fertile silt they deposit on the fields. But climate change is making the rains unpredictable, and deforestation and increased glacial melts in the Himalayas is causing the flooding to become more intense.

This short case study shares one solution to this problem - crafting a floating garden, known as a ‘baira’.

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