The Wider Image: Bangladesh farmers revive floating farms to fight climate change
Farmer Mohammad Mostafa, 42, places water weeds on top of the seedlings' root, at his floating farm in Nazirpur, Pirojpur district, Bangladesh, August 15, 2022. Many farmers in the southwestern part of Bangladesh plant crop seedlings and grow vegetables on the floating rafts made from invasive water hyacinths during monsoon seasons when dry land is scarce to ensure food security as the low-lying country has been experiencing prolonged floods and water-logging because of the changing climate in recent times. "My father and forefathers all used to do this. But the work is very hard," said Mostafa. "I tried my luck at floating farming five years ago and that made a great difference to my life." REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain SEARCH "HOSSAIN FLOATING FARMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.