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Baira : The Floating Gardens for Sustainable Livelihood

Haseeb Md. Irfanullah. Edited by Ainun Nishat and Rashiduzzaman Ahmed, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, 2005, pbk, viii, 62 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 9848574085, $15.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: 1. Introduction: i. Background. ii. Baira in Bangladesh. iii. Prospects of Baira farming extension in Bangladesh. iv. Scope of the report. 2. Approach of the Baira extension initiative: i. Project area. ii. Approaches. 3. Baira preparation and cultivation techniques: i. Baira preparation. ii. Crop selection. iii. Cultivation on Baira platforms. iv. Crop rotation. v. Pest management. 4. Baira extension initiative in action: i. Institutionalization: Baira extension centers and Baira committees. ii. Facilitation. iii. Capacity building of local NGOs. iv. Studies on Baira practice. v. Monitoring and evaluation. 5. The future: i. Sustainability of the initiative. ii. Constrains. iii. Recommendations. References. Appendices.
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