Growing any crop will definitely be more challenging if there is no immediate source of water, the river. For farmers, the river is not only a place where they can take a bath or do their laundry. This body of water serves as a partner which helps them earn a living. When the water level of the river is stable, it provides the needed water amount for irrigation. As summer approaches and river gets drier, it provides a path where farmers can transport their harvested crop.
Sorioan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Dennis D. Rosales