Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change

The award-winning ‘Forest-Fruit- Fish-Vegetable’ model (3FV), implemented in 28 hectares of degraded forest land.
A densely populated, low-lying country dominated by floodplains, Bangladesh is exceptionally vulnerable to flooding.
One project has taken a community-led, approach, working with nature to improve jobs and food security and reduce disaster risk.
More than 2,000 families have been taught how to cultivate of saline-tolerant rice, build floating vegetable gardens, and grow fruit and pulses.
More than 2,500 households have been trained in livestock-rearing, such as raising ducks establishing fisheries, including cage aquaculture and crab fattening.
Razia Begum and her family have benefitted from the new farming models and are happy to have fresh, safe water.
Restoring and nurturing mangrove forests, a first line of defence against climate disasters — has been a core component of the project.
Jannatul Ferdous, 42, is a housewife and sometime day labourer, who is now able to sell fish to support her family. “We are thankful for the programme,” she says.

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