Pokkali farming is a unique community-based initiative to preserve and conserve a one of its kind, saline-tolerant strain of rice, threatened by extinction. In a stunning backwater setting, this tour gives an opportunity to understand one of the oldest known crops cultivated through a symbiotic farming tradition involving rice and prawn culture. Pokkali is known for its tolerance to salinity and hence positioned as a climate change resistant food. To reach the Pokkali backwaters area, we will join the locals as they take the ferry from Kochi to Vypeen. From there, it is an hour's drive.The day excursion's highlights include:Local ferry rideVisit the village Agri-Service center, and walk through the villageFarm visit and interaction with a farmer who sustains the tradition against many constraintsThoni (country boat) ride in the scenic backwaters, seeing daily life in the areaInteractive cooking and lunch with the women of the village.