As an attempt to reduce impacts of natural disasters, Bangladesh's coastal districts have introduced new local dialect community radio stations that will issue warnings about cyclones, tsunamis or floods and help farmers to negotiate unexpected weather patterns, reports Alertnet. The programmes will be centered around disaster risk reduction and climate variability but they will also give agricultural advise on how to cope with saline-affected lands and what kind of crops to choose for the flood affected areas.
“The radio (stations), run with the active participation of local people, have already gained popularity and are telling people how to adapt to climate change impacts,” said A.H.M. Bazlur Rahman, chief executive officer of the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication.
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