Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Hani-Women-in-Rice-Paddy-Carrying-Ducks-27MZIF3FV0E.htmlConceptually similarRice Farmers with Ducks in Paddy FieldsGP01C21Completed★★★★Hani Women in Rice Paddy Carrying DucksGP01DJLCompleted★★★★★★Hani Women in the Rice Paddy Carrying DucksGP01D0RCompleted★★★★Hani Women in Rice Paddy Carrying DucksGP0FU0Completed★★★★Hani Women Carrying Ducks in Paddy FieldsGP012ZPCompleted★★★★Hani Women Weeding a Paddy TerraceGP021ICompleted★★★★Hani Women Weeding Together a Paddy TerraceGP01DJICompleted★★★★Hani Women Weeding a Paddy TerraceGP03BJCompleted★★★★Hani Women Weeding Together in a Paddy FieldGP0GC6Completed★★★★View AllGP0554Hani Women in Rice Paddy Carrying DucksHani women at their rice paddy carrying ducks, Lao Bo Village, Yunnan Province, China. Ducks play an important role in the long developed Hani rice-farming system. They are taken out to the paddy to clean it up from weed and pests. In return, their manure serves as good quality fertiliser to nourish the rice. Ducks are quite effective paddy "guards" as about one dozen of them is already able to maintain several acres of paddy field. In addition, to slaughter the ducks before they are mature and sell them allows the farmers to earn an extra income.Locations:Asia-China-YunnanDate:24 Jun, 2004Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:5291px X 3434pxKeywords:Agriculture-Animals-Asian and Indian ethnicities-Birds-Day-Ducks-Farmers-Farming-Fields-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Rice-Rice is Life (campaign title)-Traditional farming-Two people-WomenShoot:Rice Farming Documentation in ChinaA collection of images showing the life of rice farmers in China.