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How Climate Change is Impacting Plain Land Ethnic Minorities

Dhaka Tribune18 December 2018
Agriculture is the main occupation of many members of ethnic minorities, but climate change has left most of them unemployed Niresh Pahan, one of many ethnic minority farmers living in Naogaon, is on the brink of starvation and poverty as most of his paddy crop died this year. Of the harvest he will reap, half of it will go to the land owner.
The 30-year old man lives in a village under Ganguriya union of Porsha upazila. Niresh is concerned that the landlord might not be happy with the harvest he reaped, and might stop leasing him farmland.
He, like many others, has fallen victim to climate change affecting the region.
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