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KUBHINDE, Nepal – On a sultry and overcast afternoon in Kubhinde village, Beda Maya Nepal clears out the twigs and branches lying in her pond. She then takes out a bucketful of water and pours it over her vegetable garden.

Although there is no shortage of ponds during the rainy season, hers is no ordinary water reservoir: it is made of plastic.

In this region of central Nepal where prolonged dry spells threaten crop production, farmers are building plastic ponds to collect rainwater and wastewater during the monsoon. Read more here.