2023 Edition

Azim Khan Ronnie

Traditional Floating Vegetable Garden, 2020

Pirojpur, Bangladesh

Category - Change Makers: Reason for Hope

Traditional Floating Vegetable Garden, 2020

The farmers have set up vegetable gardens which float on the river. Each strip of land is between 60 and 90 metres long, and farmers grow up to 300 different types of vegetables, navigating the channels between them. The gardens rise and fall with the nearby rivers’ floods, limiting the length of time crops can be grown and making land a precious commodity for local inhabitants. The 400-hectare Pirojpur area in Bangladesh has an extraordinary range of crops: beans, beetroot, pumpkins, okra, aubergines, cucumbers, red amaranth, squash, turnips, cauliflower, turmeric and chillies.

28 mm f/2.8 Lens - 1/1250 sec at f/5.6 ISO 100