Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/New-Road-in-Areca-Village-27MZIFOIL6.htmlConceptually similarElderly Peasant in XinpingGP0Y9CCompleted★★★★Dai Festival in XinpingGP0PV9Completed★★★★Bai Yunxian in XinpingGP07GJCompleted★★★★Kids Play in XinpingGP0IFICompleted★★★★Dai Embroidery in XinpingGP0QDQCompleted★★★★Rice Farming in XinpingGP0CBVCompleted★★★★Carrying Firewood in XinpingGP019M9Completed★★★★Collecting Firewood in XinpingGP0OV8Completed★★★★Planting Rice Seeds in XinpingGP0PVACompleted★★★★View AllGP0UJNew Road in Areca VillageThe great Areca Village has become a tourist attraction but the new road has taken the rice fields from families.Locations:Asia-China-Great Areca village, Gasa town-Xinping County-Yunnan ProvinceDate:1 Jan, 2005Credit:© Greenpeace / Bai YunxianMaximum size:4528px X 3044pxKeywords:Farmers-Fog-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-One person-Organic farming-Outdoors-Palm trees-SAGE (campaign title)-Tourism-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.