Philippines Floods Prompt Climate Action

Inter Press Service: This year's floods, one of the worst in Philippine history, destroyed a staggering 57 million dollars worth of crops, pushing this climate vulnerable country to implement disaster risk reduction measures. "We used to schedule our harvest season around the wet and dry months. But now you can never tell," says Teresita Duque, a rice farmer in the Nueva Ecija province of the Central Luzon region, the "˜rice granary' of the Philippines. "The sky suddenly darkens, and the rains just fall," Duque,......

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