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Deluge dashes mimosa growers' dreams

Farmers are forced to abandon their land for factory work as waters wash away prized crops

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Repeated flooding in Kabin Buri district of Prachin Buri has dashed the dreams of some local people who hoped to follow in the footsteps of their parents and become phak krachet chaludnam growers. 

Farmers living by Kwaeo Hanuman River have abandoned thousands of rai of paddy fields, especially phak krachet chaludnam farms, due to fast currents brought on by the overflowing river.

Phak krachet chaludnam, a type of water mimosa, is a name used by residents along both sides of the Kwaeo Hanuman. The district is well known for the crop. The vegetables taste and look far better than those harvested in other parts of the country.

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