Campaign for prevention of saline water to restore agriculture.

The southwest coastal region of Bangladesh is mostly affected by sea level rise and other negative impacts of climate change. From the start of human settlement, people used their land for agriculture. But since the 1980s people have started introducing saline water shrimp farming. Saline water shrimp farming is increasing the climate vulnerability of the people in the southwest coastal region. This practice has contributed to the degradation of agriculture, unemployment in the agriculture sector, damaged the drinking water sources, and destroyed the livestock. People are migrating from this area for better livelihoods. Under these circumstances, LEDARS along with other NGOs and civil society is conducting a campaign to sensitize government officials to stop the saline water shrimp farming in agricultural land and restore the agricultural-based livelihoods. Read more

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