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The Story of Tempisque Rice

Climate change continues to negatively impact Mexico and Central America farm communities. Our farmer programs have begun to grow Tempisque rice, an incredibly resilient variety of dryland rice. Learn more about early positive results and our farmer-to-farmer exchange on this new exciting journey.

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The Story of Tempisque Rice

When climate disasters hit Mexico and Central America, entire bean, corn and coffee crops can be destroyed. This is devastating for small growers who depend on these products to eat and sell. EPIC partners have always taken an innovative approach to ensure food-security in the increasingly volatile climate but this year it is more urgent than ever. Project partners are working with small farmers on a new initiative: growing a drought and flood-resistant upland rice, called Tempisque. It is not traditionally grown in these areas but when other crops had failed, Tempisque rice has been resilient and continue to flourish in the fields.

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