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Pic by Neil Palmer (CIAT). Dry season bean production in drought-affected Nicaragua, made possible by the construction of reservoirs to capture and store rainwater during the country's rainy season, which is then used to irrigate crops during the dry Pictures from this set are featured in a short photofilm, documenting the work of CIAT - through the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR) - to enable smallholder farmers in Nicaragua to sustainable boost food production during the dry season, through rainwater harvesting. For further information, contact n.palmer@cgiar - and leave a comment when you use a CIAT pic.Full captions to follow shortly. Contact Click to watch:

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Taken on February 17, 2011