Nepali farmers abandon rice as monsoon shifts
PANITYANKI, Nepal (AlertNet) – For most of his adult life, Bidur Basnet has planted paddy rice each monsoon season on his five hectares of mountain land. But in the last five years, as monsoon rains have grown increasingly unreliable, he has had to abandon the country’s staple crop.
Read more on AlertNet
For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet