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‘Major disruptor’: El Niño threatens the world’s rice supplies

After India imposed an export ban on rice following destructive rains, prices have soared – now other countries across south-east Asia are following suitNormally by mid-August Thongpoon Moonchansong’s fields are submerged in still waters, with scattere…

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Against the Tide review – old ways vs the new in a study of modern Indian fisherfolk

Seafaring friends from Mumbai cope with a changing climate and an unforgiving economy in different ways in Sarvnik Kaur’s poetic, beautifully shot documentary Sarvnik Kaur’s patient, plangent documentary follows two fishers and friends from Mumbai’s Ko…

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How India’s ‘millet ambassador’ preserves ancient grains – and helps promote food security

Laheri Bai’s seed bank ensures traditional grains are kept alive amid a wider effort to promote millet’s suitability for cultivation in challenging climate conditionsCollecting seeds in her mud-walled farmhouse home in central India has pushed Laheri B…

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