The photo shows a flood-tolerant paddy field.

Experts at a function here stressed the need for cultivating flood-tolerant paddy varieties in flood-prone areas aiming to increase paddy production in the country, reports BSS.
They said cultivation of flood-tolerant rice varieties is gaining popularity among farmers in the climate-vulnerable areas, which helps increase the country’s rice production and ensure food security.
The event was arranged for harvesting a short-duration variety, flood-tolerant BINA dhan 11, on demonstration plot of farmer Mofizul Islam at village Chondimari in Aditmari upazila on Thursday afternoon.
The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and RDRS Bangladesh jointly organised the field day with support from the International Rice Research Institute (BRRI) under its Stress-Tolerant Rice for South Asia and Africa (IRRI-STRASA) project, says a press release.
The main objective of the event was to exhibit farming technology of BINA dhan11 rice to popularise its cultivation among farmers.
With IRRI-STRASA project assistance, five kg seed of flood-tolerant BRRI dhan51, BRRI dhan52, BINA dhan7 and BINA dhan11 rice were distributed among each of the 50 farmers of the upazila for expanding paddy cultivation during this Aman season.
DAE deputy director Bidhu Bhushan Roy attended the event as the chief guest with RDRS field supervisor Abdul Mazed Mian in the chair.
Sub-assistant agriculture officers of the DAE Biswambhor Chandra Modak and Mokhlesur Rahman, agriculture officer of RDRS Bangladesh Mozidul Islam and president of Mohishkhoncha Union Federation Mozmul Haque spoke on the occasion.
Farmers Mofizul Islam, Nazmul Sarder and Abdul Baten shared their experiences in cultivating flood-tolerant BINA dhan11 rice having submergence-tolerant capacity for 20 to 25 days to produce better yields.