Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Elderly-Peasant-in-Xinping-27MZIFEGGVV.htmlConceptually similarDai Festival in XinpingGP0PV9Completed★★★★Weaving Traditional Dress in XinpingGP0DBXCompleted★★★★Bai Yunxian in XinpingGP07GJCompleted★★★★Rice Farming in XinpingGP0CBVCompleted★★★★Man with Threshing Trough in XinpingGP0EW5Completed★★★★Elderly Woman in XinpingGP01BLRCompleted★★★★Women and Children in XinpingGP0RVACompleted★★★★Dai Embroidery in XinpingGP0QDQCompleted★★★★Collecting Firewood in XinpingGP0OV8Completed★★★★View AllGP0Y9CElderly Peasant in XinpingSmall peasant style rice production is very arduous work. People bend to plant rice and bend to harvest them. The waists of the Asian peasants bear the burden of growing rice, hence such old people with a crooked back are common in the village.Locations:Asia-China-Great Areca village, Gasa town-Xinping County-Yunnan ProvinceDate:1 Jan, 2005Credit:© Greenpeace / Ma MeiyanMaximum size:3058px X 4498pxKeywords:Day-Elderly (Old)-Farmers-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Organic farming-Outdoors-Rice-SAGE (campaign title)-Sustainable agriculture-VillagesShoot:Rice Farmers Photography Project in ChinaFive rice farmers from the Yunnan Province with no experience in photography were given a camera and asked to document their sustainable rice farming methods over the space of a year to highlight the potential of ecological agriculture. The farmers are part of a strong, local community, indigenous to the area. They work closely with the land, cultivating the rice and soil. The project, entitled ‘Rice is Life’ presents authentic evidence to show the importance of rice and ecology and the interaction between rice and culture amongst rice farmers. This is set against the growing trend in genetically engineered rice and the potential risks involved.