Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Rice-Farmers-with-Ducks-in-Paddy-Fields-27MZIFLLX4NT.htmlConceptually similarHani Women in the Rice Paddy Carrying DucksGP01D0RCompleted★★★★Hani Women in Rice Paddy Carrying DucksGP01DJLCompleted★★★★★★Hani Women in Rice Paddy Carrying DucksGP0FU0Completed★★★★Hani Women in Rice Paddy Carrying DucksGP0554Completed★★★★Hani Women Carrying Ducks in Paddy FieldsGP012ZPCompleted★★★★Rice Farmers Sing Harvest SongsGP06AOCompleted★★★★Rice Farmers Singing Harvest SongsGP0SAKCompleted★★★★Rice Farmers Sing Harvest SongsGP01G0PCompleted★★★★Hani Rice Farmers Sing Harvest SongsGP0IVICompleted★★★★View AllGP01C21Rice Farmers with Ducks in Paddy FieldsHani 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:5261px X 3427pxKeywords: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.