Farmer Story #9

by Team iFarmer, 2021-02-05

Alluvial Farmer's Impact Story

Bangladesh is a land of rivers. Which is mostly made of waterway alluvium. These alluviums are unconsolidated and non-homogeneous in age, surface, and mineralogy, and stored beneath differing conditions like estuarine, tidal, piedmont, and wind floodplains. Beneath the riverine conditions, floodplains are improved with unused alluvium each year. Many areas in the river banks are subject to river erosion. Bogra, Sirajganj, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha and Rangpur are some of the most prone areas. Hundreds of families lose their farm lands, homes, properties etc to the treacherous rivers. Md. Motiur Rahman is a farmer who resides at Chor area. After labouring in a foreign country for 13 years, he is now back in the country and tackling the challenges head on. There are over 400 farmers like him with tales of hardship. Let us hear his story.