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Saving water and overcoming salinity with conservation agriculture

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Published on Sep 18, 2012

Despite increasing fuel and irrigation costs, and problems with soil salinity, farmers in Bangladesh are demonstrating how it is possible to save water and overcome salinity with conservation agriculture. In this video, inspiring portraits are presented of farmers and agricultural service providers from both the south and north of Bangladesh, all of whom are using small-scale and appropriate machinery, and crop management practices that reduce tillage to improve the productivity of their farming enterprises. The crop management principles shown in this video can be broadly applied in many parts of the globe -- it is possible to save water and overcome salinity with conservation agriculture! ***

This video was developed for International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) in partnership with the Regional Wheat Research Consortium of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute. Funding for video development and field activities was supplied by the Feed the Future Initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and Cornell University's Food for Progress Project, funded by the Unites States Department of Agriculture.

This video is made possible through support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Agency for International Development or the United States Government and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

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    • Chai Wallah
  • Artist

    • David O'Brien
  • Album

    • ANW1638 - Beats from the East
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    • Audio Network (on behalf of Audio Network plc); Audio Network (music publishing), and 2 Music Rights Societies

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