Climate change makes Sunderbans farmers opt for traditional seeds

October 11, 2013 0 Comments

Sundarbans (WB), Sept. 29:

Climate change is inspiring farmers in the Sundarbans to go back in history to a time when their forefathers grew indigenous varieties of rice using green manure.

Giving the modern high-yield varieties of rice a miss, farmers are going back to the pre-Green Revolution days and opting for traditional seeds which have unique properties such as ability to tolerate salinity and floods.