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Farmer Norhadi points to forest cleared to make room for the Mega Rice Project

Beginning in 1995, loggers working for the Indoesian government leveled a swath of jungle 70 miles long and 30 miles wide to make room for a vast rice plantation. No rice ever grew there because the land was not suitable for rice. Farmer Norhadi unrolls a handmade map showing how villagers in the town of Mantangai divided up their land  before government workers cut their forests. Image by Daniel Grossman. Indonesia, 2019.