An innovative method of farming that combines rice and fish cultivation is helping farmers in Bangladesh produce more food in less space and improve the country’s economy and food security in the face of climate change.

In the integrated rice–fish farming system, small fish are cultivated in wet-rice paddy fields, where they reduce the need for pesticides and fertilisers by eating insect pests and providing plant nutrition with their droppings, as well as reducing methane emissions by oxygenating the water. Their presence increases rice yields by up to 15%, providing more food and boosting ...


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