Bangladesh has a solution for countries facing climate change: floating gardens


Bangladesh is one of those countries that face adverse situations like floods which results in food insecurity.  This is why people in Bangladesh came up with the idea of floating gardens; they solve the case of food insecurity and work as a perfect source of income for the people who reside in flood-prone areas.
Surprisingly the floating gardens have been prevalent in southeast Asian countries and have been recognized as a critical agricultural heritage system globally and have been recognized by the united nations food and agricultural organization.
International research teams carried out a study. It was published in the journal of agriculture wherein the teams researched how sustainable the floating gardens are as a solution for farming as the climate changes. The team also analyzed the floating gardens so that the food security can be improved for the households.
Natural disasters have been affecting Bangladesh for eternity, and because of climate change, they are increasing rapidly. In the summer of 2020 third part of the country was underwater, and the situation was unbearable for the residents.
So while conducting the study, the researchers stated that as climate change has affected the water volume, it has resulted in high tides and floods and, on the downside, creating droughts and lows. This is why rural farmers have accustomed themselves to floating gardens to produce food during unpredictable times.
The Floating gardens are made up of native plants that float on the river and rise and fall with the waters in them, and these plants have a significant advantage and can grow food no matter what the season is,
While doing the study, these researchers started to interview the families in Bangladesh using floating gardens. While doing the research, they observed that the benefits of growing the foods in the floating gardens are that this type has outweighed the cost associated with the usual form of agriculture. One of the farmers also stated that they earned more money than they used to make while cultivated plants on land.


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