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In Bangladesh, 'Floating Farms' Overcome Monsoon Rains

During the monsoon rains in northwest Bangladesh, swollen rivers can flood villages for months at a time. For the rural poor who rely on agriculture, there is no way to make money. But now some people are building small floating farms, where they grow vegetables and raise animals, right on top of the floodwaters. Dozens of ducks quack as Hafiza Khatun gathers eggs in an unusual coop that floats on water. It sits on top of a bamboo platform and empty oil drums and is moored to a...

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