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Shrimps, Saris and Guns

Faarea Masud investigates how the demand for shrimp is destroying land that women have farmed for centuries in Bangladesh.

Along the coastlines and river beds of rural Bangladesh, thousands of hectares where rice was once grown has been converted into intensive shrimp farms, catering to a multibillion dollar global industry. Faarea Masud investigates how the demand for shrimp is destroying land that women have farmed for centuries and hears how they are taking matters into their own hands in their fight with a global economic force - the world's insatiable appetite for shrimp.

23 minutes

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Tuesday 23:30GMT

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