More than one million hectares of land in the coastal zone of Bangladesh are contained within polders, low-lying tracts of land that are enclosed by embankments. Constructed during the 1960s and 1970s, the polders were designed to control flooding and increase agricultural production. Today farmers within the polders, 80% of […]
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Full Project Title: Basin Focal Project Niger (PN64) Introduction The Niger Basin, spanning 9 countries and over 1 200 000 km2, presents a variety of diverse and complex issues. A large transboundary basin supporting over 95 million people, it is characterized by extreme rural poverty. The basin countries suffer from […]