Climate Resilience Solutions: from Laos to Kenya


What can a farmer do when the dry days go on for longer and longer each year? In the olden days, in Laos, rockets would be fired up at the heavens as a reminder that rains were needed. This ritual continues to be practiced but the government is also implementing schemes like rice-fish farming which has had much success in neighboring Indonesia.

In Kenya, there’s an app for that. “MbeguChoice” or Seed Choice is a new app that provides information on the best seeds to use in rapidly changing growing conditions.

While governments bicker on about what to do, what is happening and who to blame, those who grow our food and face climate change everyday are already devising ways to combat it.

(Image Courtesy: Sura chai at


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