Episode 97: Sagaing farmers wait for rain

A recent drought is taking its toll on rice farmers in Sagaing Region. The government blames global climate change for the lack of rain, and it is offering weather information and advice for farmers. But many do not have access to this information.

This week, in partnership with Monywa Gazette, Doh Athan speaks with farmers who watch the skies and pray for rain.

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