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Story and pictures contributed by Sadman Sadek, Country Engagement Coordinator, Bangladesh
An unpredictable summer storm in southwest Bangladesh last April caused many farmers, like Abdul Mannan, to make some tough decisions. The government of Bangladesh estimates about 1.2 million tons of rice was lost because farmers were forced to harvest their paddy crop sooner than expected, which created a labor shortage and an increase in labor wages. The farmers had to decide whether to harvest the remaining paddy, or take the time to sell their already harvested crops before they were lost?
Text and pictures: Abhinav Kumar, Asst. Program Manager, Bihar, India
Contributed by: B. Praveen Kumar, Program Manager (Training), Digital Green
Safiya Yakubu, 28, lives with her husband in Jikata, Niger since they got married in 2004. They are both farmers and have four children. Their eldest child is a 11-year-old boy named Naziru and their youngest is Youssoufa who is just 3 months old.