The Caluya islands in the Philippines are home to over 4000 seaweed farmers. Seaweed farming is one of the most important livelihoods on these islands. It's proven to be far more sustainable than fishing and provides a better income. Bessie, a seaweed farmer from Caluya talks about her life and struggles as a Tambalang (seaweed in local dialect) farmer.
For images of the seaweed farmers check out this gallery:
Produced, shot and edited by Steve De Neef for Asian Geographic.