BANGLADESH: Community-Based Climate Strategies Are Key
IPS Terraviva, 19 December 2009

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Bangladesh has blazed a trail in drawing up blueprints for community-driven climate adaptation strategies. Part of this blueprint is to revive traditional farming practices that could withstand extreme weather changes. Ainun Nishat, a former academic and now senior advisor for climate in Asia to IUCN, cited a programme reintroducing water-tolerant species, as well as those that can survive in floods, drought and salinity. There is a species of rice that can be submerged under water for 15 days without deteriorating. The new government is also implementing a project to resuscitate river networks. Read the article …