Drought and heavy rainfall: Chien Shun-yih’s tea plantation in Taiwan is severely affected by climate change, it seems. This year, almost half the harvest was lost.
Powerless against the climate
Plantation owner Chien Shun-yih is not satisfied with his harvest this year — extreme weather conditions have destroyed half of his crop. “You just can’t control the weather, even when growing tea,” he says. But with this DIY water storage tank, for example, he hopes to develop alternative strategies to combat the drought.