Photographer's Note

Rice harvest at a Tamang village in Nepal

Rice remains the most important food crop in Nepal, occupying 55 per cent of the country's cultivated area. Rice farming therefore dominates the agricultural sector in Nepal, be it commercial or subsistence. Rice production contributes a quarter of the country's GDP and production has increased at a rate of about 2.4 per cent a year. The three main cultural types of rice - irrigated; rainfed wetland (lowland); and dryland (upland) - are all found in Nepal. Wealthy farmers dominate the most fertile irrigated lands, while the poorer subsistence farmers must make do with the less productive upland areas.

Exposure Time: 1/320
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 85/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007-10-29 10:09

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