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I was born in a village near the Sundarbans mangrove forests in West Bengal, India. Many of my childhood memories are of overheard conversations — worried adults discussing how the rains failed or how brackish water crept in to ruin the rice crop. Farmers in developing countries have always faced a disproportionate share of climate-change impacts. Eventually, most of my family moved away from agriculture into city jobs, but now I work with farmers all over the world to understand how they try to manage water in the face of climate change.