How can struggling Colombian rice farmers avoid losses? It’s simple: Don’t plant in this sowing season!

By Craig Tarasoff

Rice farmers in Colombia are facing difficult economic times as a result of climate change and unfair trade rules. Scientists at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture had advised farmers to sow immediately to avoid large decreases in yields due to dry weather and water shortages. However, Fedearroz, Colombia’s principal organization for rice growers, reviewed the recommendation and instead urged farmers to save their resources for the next harvest. Colombian growers were saved from potential ruin.  Read more about these developments at the Guardian.