Munshigonge
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Munshigonge

In Munshogonge we visited a Mawali village, a community of landless storm victims, the seed bank of Arjuna Khanum, the head office of Barcik, and a Hindu community of mat-weaving women. Each time we drove over the area that the storm Ayla left shaved bare in 2009 and which is now populated almost exclusively by shrimp farms.

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Manpura II
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Manpura II

The people who live in the area north of manoura told us about their loss of land. Many of them have moved more than once to escape the water. Moving 6 or 11 times was not uncommon. For the fishermen of the island, who usually go for Hilsha fish (Bangladesh's national fish), it is now closed season. It is forbidden to catch this fish for 3 months (Feb. - May). While the fishermen wait, they work on construction sites on the island, help on the agricultural land for daily wages or move to other towns for three months to find work here. When the fishing season starts, they go out on the boats with new nets, boats and everything needed to fish.

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Hatiya
Hatiya Minora Begum

Hatiya

The three islands of Bhola, Manpura and Hatiya were actually settled around the same time. It was about 200 years ago that people came from the east, from Sandwipp Island in particular. They were discovered in the 16th century by the Spaniard Domingo de Alvares. Later, the British claimed the territory and made the area arable. The islands were settled down to the last corner. Hardly a piece of primeval forest has been preserved. Almost everything here is garden and farmland, the garden close to the houses, the farmland between the homesteads.

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Small is beautiful? Rural transformation and production networks of tea smallholdings in Assam, India

Small is beautiful? Lecture held by Stefan Schütte on 2. Dezember 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sPSiDsD0Fc Tea garden, Claudius Guenther 2020 India’s tea plantation sector is in deep crisis. Significant changes in the…

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Post-apocalyptic Utopias

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The Post-apocalyptic Utopias Working group is looking for ways out of crisis situations to develop opportunities that set the course for a sustainable, stable future. A simple example: The one…

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