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Khokana rice and canola fields#

Khokana rice and canola fields
Khokana rice and canola fields, March 2015, © Bernd Mader

Even nowadays many farmes use old-fashioned two-hand spades to cultivate their land.

Rice is seeded in special beds shortly before the first monsun rains. The rich soil supports two or three main crops a year. Land is still divided between the sons of a family. This leads to the farms getting smaller and smaller over time, thus making it hard to afford/work with mechanical equipment.

This keeps productiviy low.