“So they and other local farmers in Mugarjhor, a region 200km (120 miles) south of Dhaka, revived a century-old technique of using seedbeds that sit atop the water.

They stack layers of water hyacinth and bamboo tied together by their roots to create a raft, 2-4 feet (0.6-1.2 metres) high, on which to plant seeds – often using wood chippings and coconut coir as a fertiliser.

This forms a light, floating vegetable garden – bitter gourds, spinach and okra can all be grown this way – able to rise and fall with the water levels…”

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