Rodent horror looms large in the hills of Bangladesh

Published on 11 August 2009

Jhum cultivators in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) areas who were affected by the rodent crisis of 2007 are yet to find their feet back on the ground. (..) Reports of the World Food Programme (WFP) says that majority of the affected households in the area is dependent on jhum cultivation of paddy, sesame, cucumber, cotton, ginger, gourd and maize and 80 to 90 per cent of the crops were damaged in 2007.

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