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|In agriculture, a terrace is a piece of sloped land that has been landscaped into a series of successively receding flat surfaces or platforms, which resemble steps, for the purposes of more effective farming. This type of landscaping, therefore, is called terracing. Graduated terrace steps are commonly used to farm on hilly or mountainous terrain. Terraced fields decrease erosion and surface runoff, and are effective for growing crops requiring much water, such as rice.|
Terraced paddy fields are used widely in rice farming in east, south, and southeast Asia, as well as other places.
It is a view of step farming in Himachal Pradesh, India.
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- [2012-09-08 7:54]
A great view of these terraced farms. The tiny houses on the edges of the terraces gives an idea of the scale. The colours are lovely and the scene is dramatic.
- [2012-09-08 8:23]
amazing detail to the terracing through this hillside, the different tones as layers stand out. Your foregropund adds to the height and depth felt, welldone. tfs