APAD 172: Flooded ricefields in the Cambodian countryside

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, Skywatch Friday, travel | 7 comments

Due to heavy monsoon rains in the countryside, most ricefields have already been flooded and damaged, like the one below. Dotting the flooded area are sugar palm trees.

The ricefield  looks beautiful, isn’t it?
To many unknowing foreigners, this is a very exotic, postcard-pretty sight.

But – and a big BUT – rice plants that are submerged in water for more than two days  will die. And if this happens to the rice crop of the many affected farmers around the country it is going to be a huge disaster! I couldn’t help but imagine how many families will experience food shortage and, possibly, starvation.

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  1. It’s beautiful.

  2. I like this one. I know it’s a destruction but the sight is pretty. Or you just captured it beautifully?

  3. the devastation here gives me shivers. rice fields in Bulacan, Pampanga and in other provinces look like lakes. we’re bracing ourselves for another rice shortage next year.

  4. lovely greenly sky shot
    happy SWF

  5. Very nice photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  6. It is a pretty scene, I am sorry the ricefields were destroyed. Great photo, happy skywatching!

  7. I understand your sentiment, we used to experience that when my father used to have a rice field and it was located near a river. It’s devastating.

    My Skyshot, hope you can come and see. Thanks and have a great weekend!

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