Bangladesh: Adapting to Climate Change

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Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world - and people here are among those suffering the most from the effects of climate change. Large swathes of land have been ruined through excessive shrimp farming - leaving too much salt in the soil. Women have been hardest hit by the problem.

Sharmind Neelormi and Ahsan Achmed from the Centre for Global Change (CGC) help support a series of village committees in southeastern Bangladesh. The salty soil here is barely arable during the dry season. CGC is supporting efforts to promote sustainable crab farming and to plant salt-resistant varieties of rice. Through these projects, women are helping raise environmental consciousness in a patriarchal society.
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