Cultivating Sustainability: Harnessing Climate-Smart Strategies for a Better Tomorrow
Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach that aims to promote sustainable agricultural practices that help mitigate and adapt to climate change. It involves implementing measures that improve resilience to climate change and increase productivity and food security.
ADRA Bangladesh is working rigorously and closely with the marginalized community across the country through its Community Empowerment Project (CEP) to promote CSA. Farmers in coastal and low-lying areas are adopting CSA. ADRA Bangladesh implements innovative methods of growing vegetables, such as tower gardening, bag method, multi-cropping, and dike crops.
Dike cropping helps to prevent soil erosion and manage water levels, which is crucial in areas prone to flooding. Additionally, it allows for the cultivation of crops in areas that are not suitable for agriculture.
Dike cropping has gained popularity across the country, particularly in low-lying areas like Manikganj and Khulna. Because communities living in the respective areas are vulnerable and are seldom lashed by natural disasters. They rely on agriculture as a source of income or food. Overall, dike cropping can help to improve the sustainability, and resilience of agricultural practices in flood-prone areas.
Apart from this, the technical experts of ADRA Bangladesh motivate farmers to utilize fallow lands and dikes to ensure proper use of land. This measure helps increase vegetable production. Many farmers do not have land for cultivation. They are doing homestead gardening following the guidance of CEP technical experts.
Overall, CSA offers a promising approach to promoting sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change. By implementing practices that increase resilience and improve productivity and food security, ADRA Bangladesh can help ensure a more sustainable future for farmers and the planet.