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Video: From Farm to Training in Bangladesh

The Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) Columbia World Project has been organizing yearly trainings in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to help farmers and other decision makers understand how to access climate information and how that access can help them develop mitigation strategies for climate impacts on agriculture. The 2019 training focused specifically on how climate impacts can affect aquaculture. Bangladesh is the fifth largest inland producer of fish, and it is an industry that employs an estimated 17.8 million people. Rainfall can affect the water levels in fisheries and influence salinity, so giving farmers access to tools that offer advance warning can help them implement management strategies that protect their fish and other crops.

This documentary follows a handful of farmers from the training back to their farms in Bagerhat, in southwestern Bangladesh.

Check out the full length version of the documentary here (runtime 15 minutes):

And for a summary version of the documentary (runtime 4 minutes), click play here:

Originally published by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society

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