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Sri Lankan Activists Encourage Reforestation By Throwing ‘Seed Balls’

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureEarthEnvironment

After civil war devastated the country’s forests, Sri Lanka needs more trees. An informal group of activists is trying to encourage environmental awareness and make reforestation fun and easy with one simple method.

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Persistent Drought in Sri Lanka Forces Farmers to Rethink Methods

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthJobsWater

In Sri Lanka, farmers who have worked the land for decades say they have never seen such little rain. Now, they’re scrambling for solutions to spare crops and ensure additional water supplies.

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Farmland in Nepal Lies Fallow as Youth Seek Opportunity Abroad

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureJobsMigration

As Nepalese youth migrate to the capital or abroad in search of opportunity, the country’s small farmers are left without labor – and their fields often go to waste. Now, by requiring emigrants to find farmworkers before going abroad, a proposed law seeks to put farms first.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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In India, Farming Is a Way of Life for Many. But Making Ends Meet Is Harder Than Ever.

Region: India

Topics: AgricultureJobs

An agrarian crisis in India has left farmers unable to make a living from their crops. Many have turned to rearing livestock or other pursuits instead, worried that they will not be able to survive.

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Tobacco is Their Prized Crop. The Sri Lankan Government Is About to Ban It

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureEconomyJobs

Facing an upcoming ban on tobacco production, farmers in Sri Lanka are hard-pressed to find an alternative crop to replace their livelihood. But many worry that it won’t be enough to sustain them.

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In Kashmir, An Ancient Solution Solves a New Problem

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureClimate

In centuries past, people who live in this mountainous region are rumored to have created their own glaciers as a defense against foreign invaders. Now, artificial glaciers called ice stupas are protecting some farmers from the impacts of climate change.

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Stray Bulls Trouble the Traffic in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Agriculture

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Special Formula Helps Farmers in Nepal Grow Great Crops – Naturally

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureEnvironment

Farmers and scientists have worked together to create a local, organic alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase crop yields without degrading the soil. Now, they hope to see more farmers use "jholmal."

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Apples to Almonds: Warmer Weather Means Growing Different Crops in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureClimate

Common crops are no longer viable in parts of the country because of climate change. A training program is helping farmers shift tactics. But some say the government needs to do more than just adapt.

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