Seaweed farmers of the Caluya Islands

37 images Created 13 Feb 2017

The Caluya Islands in the Philippines are in a remote part of Antique. The main livelihood here is farming seaweed, drying the crops which are then sold of to be processed into carrageenan, a thickening agent used in a multitude of products. This livelihood has replaced many destructive fishing methods and has proven to be more profitable for the local community. In 2013 Typhoon Haiyan wiped out many of the crops and homes on these islands but the locals are growing again and proving that a sustainable livelihood makes it easier to recover after natural disasters like typhoons. For more images search for Caluya in our archives.
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