21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Floating vegetable bed cultivation: A new hope on water

A vast area of Bangladesh is situated more than two meters below mean sea level and vulnerable to high tides. Flooding and water logging is a common problem in Bangladesh. Climate change will aggravate this problem. There is evidence already of these adverse impacts, which affect the livelihood of people by reducing crop production and increasing food insecurity.Photo showing farmers have developed baira cultivation (Floating Garden) as an adaptive strategy to reduce their vulnerability which provides provides employment, income, food and nutrition for the farming families and local communities. Furthermore, it helps the coastal flood prone population adapt to the changing environment, which is increasingly influenced by global climate change.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Pirojpur, Bangladesh
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Pinu Rahman