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Low rain forces Thai rice farmers to consider growing other crops instead | The Japan Times

NONTHABURI, THAILAND – Thailand has long served as one of the globe’s main rice bowls, but chronic water shortages are pushing the country to move away from a grain that dominates its fields and has defined a way of life for generations.Laddawan Kamsong has spent the past forty years coaxing rice from her plot in central Thailand, but she is tired of watching her farmland squeezed dry by increasingly severe droughts.“I plan to replace some rice paddies with limes,” she said after attending a government-run workshop urging farmers to diversify their crops.

Source: Low rain forces Thai rice farmers to consider growing other crops instead | The Japan Times

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