Hope for farmers: Climate-smart rice revives idle lands in Zamboanga
Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines – Rice that grow well in salty areas give idle lands near the sea an unlikely facelift. These areas can become productive croplands for salt-tolerant rice.
Salt seeps into lands because of over extraction of groundwater and rise in sea level.
Today, climate impacts are heavily felt in Zamboanga as farm lands are devastated by drought or become flooded with saltwater. These put food security and livelihood at risk.
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