Burning Dilemmas - SUMERNET film series on “Climate change and water insecurity”

The burning of rice straw in the fields after the harvest is causing air pollution. In central Thailand's Suphanburi province, SN researchers are conducting assessments and raising awareness to prevent rice straw burning. But for farmers, it is not so easy to just halt the burning as they face a range of problems trying to transport the straw; it's just easier, less time consuming, and more economical to burn it before the next planting. The film provides the perspectives of both rice farmers and the researchers as they find ways to deal with this serious health and environmental problem.

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