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The Gathering Storm: Swapping crops

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Created on 16 September 2009
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For millennia the people of southern Nepal have grown rice - in a country where the grain is a symbol of worship, other crops are considered unworthy. But monsoon rains, which rice cultivation so desperately depends on, have become increasingly erratic, leading farmers to think, and in some cases implement, the unthinkable - bananas!

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Year: 2009
Language: English

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