Two women in northeast Brazil hold up buckets of fresh fruit

From: Reveal toolkit: Food and livelihoods

Tools about food preservation and preparation, nutrition, healthy eating, small-scale agriculture, home gardening, poultry, livestock, growing and harvesting crops, credit and savings groups, self-help groups and community action groups

Flooding happens when heavy rain falls and the ground is unable to drain the water fast enough. Most plants can withstand flooding which doesn’t last for long (unless it is a severe torrential flood which washes away everything in its path), but prolonged flooding can cause great damage to crops. In many areas, floods are happening more often, or with greater severity. It is important that crops are protected from flooding, particularly in areas which are vulnerable to flooding.

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