Tsunami – 10 Years On

Featuring the work of Temasek Foundation (TF) and Temasek Life Sciences Lab (TLL)

This third mini documentary in the series of eight reviews the redevelopment work TF and TLL did in Aceh, Indonesia, in the wake of the 2004 Tsunami. The Tsunami caused giant waves to crash into coastal communities more than five kilometres inland, destroying about 20,000 hectares of farmland. As a result of being flooded by salt water from the tsunami, large areas of rice fields in the province became unsuitable for farming. The Aceh rice project helped rebuild the region and develop new rice types to increase rice production in Aceh and was just the first of more collaborations TF and TLL will have with other countries within the region to enhance food productivity.

Channel NewsAsia Spotlight Programme

Aired December 21, 2014

(Source: Channel NewsAsia via Youtube)