Who: Hoàng Thị Thẩm and Nguyễn Đình Đạt
Where: Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam
Rice is enormously important in Vietnam. Each day, Vietnam's population receives three-quarters of its calories from rice. At least lunch and dinner are cooked with rice as the foundation, and breakfast may be rice-based too. It's made into noodles, boiled for hours to celebrate the lunar new year, and even made into pancakes.
I visited Dat and his wife, Tham, to learn how a small-scale Vietnamese farmer grows rice in Bac Ninh Province, the countryside northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam.