Nepali farmers abandon rice as monsoon shifts

from AlertNet
Published on 19 Feb 2013 View Original

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.

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