The combination of two simple solutions developed by Practical Action and built by communities has made a real difference to families in Bangladesh. Floating gardens and fish cages have already proved successful. When you combine the two together to make floating farms, families have a means to feed themselves all year round.
The solution is simple - the garden floats on top of the water and provides the framework to grow nutrient-rich vegetables, like squash. The fish cage assembled below houses saline-tolerant varieties of fish, like tilapia. The plants help filter the water which means the fish thrive and the fish waste fertilises the plants to improve growth.
A floating farm can help a family end the cycle of hunger and malnutrition and provide a nutrient rich diet. A gift from you today could help bring this tried and tested solution to families today.