Ponchanon Biswas is a clerk at the high school adjacent to his home in Mohishdanda village, Assasuni, Satkhira. The limited salary from his job is not adequate to support his family of six. To supplement his income, for the last 20 years he has been cultivating shrimp, and has become an experienced farmer. He has a total of 350.5 decimals (3.5 acres) of ghers (ponds), which he inherited from his family. In 270 decimals he cultivates rice in one season and shrimp and prawn in the next, leasing out his remaining 80.5 decimals of land to others.