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Women in Bangladesh fight climate change

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Soils with high salt levels are incapable of producing good harvests. Droughts or floods often worsen the situation. Women in southeastern Bangladesh are now using particularly robust rice and vegetable varieties to ensure plentiful harvests, a part of which they can sell to make extra money. The participation of women in agricultural work is by no means a common sight in Bangladesh. Women take care of their families in this male-dominated society and usually don’t appear in public. But Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries and hard hit by global warming, needs the support of women to fight and adapt to climate change. Bangladeshi aid group Centre for Global Change is now making that possible with the robust rice project.

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Length
06:49 minutes

Country
Bangladesh

Global Ideas

The television reports and documentaries of Deutsche Welle's 'Global Ideas' media project provide people all over the world with information on model projects which implement biodiversity and climate protection. The media project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety through the IKI.