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#3513 How people are adapting to climate change and fighting food insecurity

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For people who live in areas covered by water during the monsoon season, such as the riverine areas of Bangladesh, it is impossible to grow crops. Practical Action has developed a technology to allow farmers to grow food on flooded land.

The floating garden is a clever solution that employs the use of water hyacinth, which is collected to construct a raft. This is then covered with soil and cow dung, in which vegetables can be planted. A new raft needs to be built every year, but the old one can be used as fertilizer during the dry season.

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Date: October 3, 2006
Location: Bangladesh
Photographer: unknown
Source: Practical Action

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