Gusto Gupal Farmer.
Gusto Gupal (37) and his wife Radha Bani Mondal (30) working in their rice field in the village of East Jelekhali. They are picking, drying and washing rice seedlings that were planted 25-30 days previously. They are then transplanted into another field for around 3 months before harvesting.
The Gupal family received training and assistance as part of the program detailed below to help them adapt their land to farm rice, vegetables and fish after their land was flooded with saline water during Cyclone Aila in 2009.
Caritas Australia program to assist Enhancing Coping and Adaptation Capacity of the Coastal Community to reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change in Shyamnagar, Sathira, South West Bangladesh bordering the Sundarban.