Farmers in Maguindanao have been suffering from a dry spell that prevents them from replanting their farmlands. Maguindanao, one of the five provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, has not experienced rainfall in the past three weeks. The Liguasan marshland was almost dry with the river bed exposed. Most of the rice fields in Maguindanao are not irrigated and depended on rainfall. Farmers appealed to the government to consider irrigation projects in the upland towns of Maguindanao.