Bangladesh's Floating Farms

Farmers in southwestern Bangladesh have revived a 200-year-old agricultural practice

With prolonged waterlogging becoming an increasing threat

The unique method, now practiced by about 6,000 farmers

The rafts, where farmers grow radish, cucumber, papaya, bitter gourd and tomato

Floating farms now cover about 157 hectares (388 acres) in Pirojpur district

The floating farms, however, have resulted in lower profit margins