Mohammad Mostafa, a farmer in the low-lying deltas of southwestern Bangladesh, has revived his forefathers’ farming practice of growing crops on floating rafts as rising seas and storm flooding threaten more and more farmland.
Kajol Begum, a 30-year-old mother of two daughters, said: "The work is so hard and painful. I can't sleep at night due to waist pain. But what else will I do when water is everywhere most of the time?"
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(Photography by Mohammad Ponir Hossain; Reporting and writing by Ruma Paul; Additional reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal in New Delhi; Photo editing by Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson; Text editing by Kim Coghill; Layout by Marta Montana Gomez)