“It’s God’s will,” said the farmers.
They knew something was shifting in the climate. They adapted to the situation; but felt powerless to do anything to about it.
I wondered: Why are farming families still resistant to certain climate initiatives? What happens to farmers who aren’t successful at converting to shrimp farms? And, how can we convince farmers to care about climate change when they can’t afford to adapt when a particular initiative goes poorly for them?
These were the questions that arose when we, the School of Slow Media, along with 12 other young leaders, were present on the ground with local farmers in the Mekong Delta this February 15 - 17, 2019.