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Floating Farms of Bangladesh

Floating Farms of Bangladesh
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Small floating farms on rivers in northwest Bangladesh include fish enclosures where villagers raise tilapia. (Amy Yee for VOA)
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Small floating farms on rivers in northwest Bangladesh include fish enclosures where villagers raise tilapia. (Amy Yee for VOA)

Non-profit Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha also trains poor women to grow flood-resistant crops such as sugar cane. A group of women listen to a lecture by an agricultural scientist in a classroom on a boat. (Amy Yee for VOA)
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Non-profit Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha also trains poor women to grow flood-resistant crops such as sugar cane. A group of women listen to a lecture by an agricultural scientist in a classroom on a boat. (Amy Yee for VOA)

Floating farms where villagers raise fish and ducks and grow vegetables can provide valuable food and income when agricultural land is flooded in northwest Bangladesh during the months-long rainy season. (Amy Yee for VOA)
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Floating farms where villagers raise fish and ducks and grow vegetables can provide valuable food and income when agricultural land is flooded in northwest Bangladesh during the months-long rainy season. (Amy Yee for VOA)

A small coop can house 100 ducks and floats on a structure made of bamboo, empty oil drums and recycled materials that floats on riverbanks. (Amy Yee for VOA)
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A small coop can house 100 ducks and floats on a structure made of bamboo, empty oil drums and recycled materials that floats on riverbanks. (Amy Yee for VOA)

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