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Margery H. Freeman
Date created
September 22, 1984
Naudada, Nepal
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A mountain valley of terraced fields with ripening rice crops

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These terraced fields are planted with several rice varieties that ripen at different times during the growing season. As a result, the rice crops in this photograph have different heights, colors, and densities. Most of the rice varieties planted in the mountains of Nepal ripen during the third and fourth weeks of October and early November. Soybeans, an important source of protein, are planted on the edges of the rice crops.