ENTERPRISING THAI FARMERS: They Create Embankments In Marshy Areas To Grow High-Value Crops

Beautiful growth of cucumber in an embankment.

Thai farmers are really enterprising. They create embankments in marshy areas where they plant high-value crops. Between the embankments are big canals with water deep enough for small bancas or boats to maneuver while carrying the harvest to the farmer’s home or to bring inputs like fertilizers to the plantation. The water could also be used to culture catfish or some other species.

Here are some photos we took during a visit to Thailand. Photos by Zac B. Sarian

Visitors leaving the plantation using a banca to leave the embankment planted to cucumber.
View of the marshland turned to embankments used to grow high-value crops.
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