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Floating Gardens (Baira) for Sustainable Livelihoods

Submitted by Sukaina Bharwani 9th December 2009 17:20

Activities

A lack of cultivatable space over the long flooding period is a vital concern in the haors of Bangladesh as it restricts the livelihoods of the local communities. To overcome this constrain, the focused Baira Project has aimed at promotion of baira cultivation or floating gardening, in the haor areas. Through capacity building and community organization, this initiative has promoted baira cultivation as a sustainable alternative livelihood option for the targeted marginal communities in monsoon as well as in winter by seedling raising and vegetable gardening; consequently improving the food security of these vulnerable people.

Contact

Dr. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, Senior Programme Officer, haseeb@iucnbd.org

Implementing Organisation

IUCN Bangladesh, CARE

Funding Organisation

USAID