Sri Lanka, Asia
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Lal Perera, 60, a toddy tapper, walks between coconut trees, from which he extracts the sap of the coconut flowers for a beverage called toddy. He works in Wadduwa, a town in Sri Lanka’s Kalutara district. Perera, who has been toddy tapping for 30 years, says he taps around 80 trees every day, except during heavy rains. Learn more about toddy tapping here.