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Mainstreaming river water to facilitate irrigation in Barind
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Mainstreaming river water to facilitate irrigation in Barind [Bangladesh]

The technology promotes the lifting of river water by pump sets and conveys the water through buried pipelines to a canal. The conserved canal water is used for irrigation delivered by low lift pumps (LLP). Because water is held in the canal it revitalises the ecosystem along its length. Furthermore, …

  • Compiler: Jalal Uddin Md. Shoaib
Choi cultivation- a profitable crop for saline areas of Bangladesh
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Choi cultivation- a profitable crop for saline areas … [Bangladesh]

Choi Jhal (Piper chaba), locally called morich lota is a creeping vine that is grown in homesteads of saline areas. It is adapted to soil salinity, grows under shade and is a very high value crop. It remains green throughout the year, reducing evapotranspiration from the soil and hence reduces …

  • Compiler: Jalal Uddin Md. Shoaib
Disability inclusive, flood resilient cluster village
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Disability inclusive, flood resilient cluster village [Bangladesh]

The inclusive, flood-resilient cluster village provides safe housing, food security and income generation for multiple families, including persons with disabilities, in a highly flood prone area of Gaibandha District in northern Bangladesh. The land was raised above flood level and is protected by deep rooted fruit trees to prevent soil …

  • Compiler: Subir Saha
Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) method in rice cultivation
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Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) method in rice … [Bangladesh]

Alternative Drying and Wetting (AWD) is a practice in rice cultivation which decrease water use, while having no impact on rice yield. It also decreases the amount of methane into the atmosphere and fuel consumption of water pumps.

  • Compiler: Mutasim Billah
Sorjan - growing vegetables on raised beds in waterlogged areas
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Sorjan - growing vegetables on raised beds in … [Bangladesh]

The sorjon system is the cultivation of vegetables on raised beds. Ridges are about 60 to 90 cm high, which means crops are kept above the water, even during the wet season. The ditches between the ridges hold water for six to eight months per year and can be used …

  • Compiler: Wolfgang Duifhuizen
Protection from land degradation through conservation of medicinal plants by involving ethnic communities.
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Protection from land degradation through conservation of medicinal … [Bangladesh]

The indigenous community in Bolipara village of the Thanchi upazlia (sub-district) of the Bandarban district are reducing or preventing land degradation through the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants. This practice provides the raw material needed, by local traditional healers, to produce herbal medicines for the indigenous and tribal peoples.

  • Compiler: Fazlay Arafat