Nong Ya Khao, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. 21st Jan, 2016. Farmers harvest cassava in a field in Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand. Cassava, a drought resistant root vegetable, is one of the vegetables the Thai government is encouraging farmers to grow instead of rice and other more water dependent crops. Thailand is the world's leading exporter of dried cassava flakes. The drought gripping Thailand was not broken during the rainy season. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Live News

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Nong Ya Khao, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. 21st Jan, 2016. Farmers harvest cassava in a field in Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand. Cassava, a drought resistant root vegetable, is one of the vegetables the Thai government is encouraging farmers to grow instead of rice and other more water dependent crops. Thailand is the world's leading exporter of dried cassava flakes. The drought gripping Thailand was not broken during the rainy season. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Live News
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Jan. 21, 2016 - Nong Ya Khao, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand - Farmers harvest cassava in a field in Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand. Cassava, a drought resistant root vegetable, is one of the vegetables the Thai government is encouraging farmers to grow instead of rice and other more water dependent crops. Thailand is the world's leading exporter of dried cassava flakes. The drought gripping Thailand was not broken during the rainy season. Because of the Pacific El Nino weather pattern, the rainy season was lighter than usual and many communities in Thailand, especially in northeastern and central Thailand, are still in drought like conditions. Some communities, like Si Liam, in Buri Ram, are running out of water for domestic consumption and residents are traveling miles every day to get water or they buy to from water trucks that occasionally come to the community. The Thai government has told farmers that can't plant a second rice crop (Thai farmers usually get two rice crops a year from their paddies). The government is also considering diverting water from the Mekong and Salaween Rivers, on Thailand's borders to meet domestic needs but Thailand's downstream neighbors object to that because it could leave them short of water. (Credit Image: © Jack Kurtz via ZUMA Wire)

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