This article was extracted from the study Ruined Nature.

Farida Akhter explains how excessive use of agro chemicals contaminates the river banks and the water along Matamuhuri River in Bangladesh. Additionally, she explores ways forward: How to protect river banks from agro chemicals? How to restrict tobacco cultivation? How to support farmers in switching from tobacco to food crops?

Author: Farida Akhter
Editor: Sonja von Eichborn, Unfairtobacco
Published: December 2018