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Climate change puts Bangladeshi farmers’ reliance on rice varieties to the test

Bangladeshi farmers overwhelmingly cultivate rice using the BRRI-28 and BRRI-29 varieties developed by the government, despite the availability of more than 100 alternative varieties, some of them better suited to changing climatic patterns. Yields are declining for these two popular varieties as arable land becomes more saline, dry, or submerged due to extreme weather phenomena. […]