Salt-tolerant crops ‘revolutionise’ life for struggling Bangladeshi farmers

Salt-tolerant crops ‘revolutionise’ life for struggling Bangladeshi farmers

As sea levels rise, growers are employing innovative methods to adapt to saline soils

Like millions of people across Bangladesh, Anita Bala, 45, relies on a small plot of land to feed her family.

But for years nothing would grow. Her husband farmed shrimp in the salty ponds on their land, but the surrounding ground was barren. Bala’s efforts to cultivate beans and pulses failed repeatedly. Eventually she gave up.

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