Agriculture and Floating Farming
Farmers in south Bangladesh adapted themselves during monsoon seasons through floating farming with traditional techniques. The land areas which are low to very low in land types, three months dry, rest 9 months water and water, this insisted them to practice floating farming for survival. These farmers live on water for their livelihoods. The farmers create floating bed with hyacinth for farming purpose, and as water come and increase, the beds also rise with water. These beds are very fertile in nature. Farmers grow huge rage of vegetables without chemicals. Farmers create balls of hyacinth materials and natural compost; and put seeds inside the balls. The seedlings grow very well, better than any fertilizers. Crops/vegetables grown in floating farming are vigorous and tasty. Wholesaler come to farmers through boat and buy their additional vegetables, thus farmers are making good money/profits from floating cultivation in Bangladesh. The farmers before went far away for job or employment, but now they practice floating farming and gaining profits during monsoon seasons. The community farmers trains each other how to make floating farm beds and continue farming in water logged areas of South Bangladesh.
Watch a video below about floating farming in Bangladesh (video courtesy: BBC News):
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