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Ox, rice fields and sugar palm trees
Borassus Flabellifer; palmyra
tnaot; thnot

Created Date 1942/1962
Contributor Palgen-Maissoneuve, Mimi, 1918-1995 (Photographer)
Subject Southeast Asia / Rice / Agriculture / Farming / Palmyra palm / Sugar palm trees / Borassus Flabellifer / tnaot / thnot / Plants / Vegetation / Cambodia
Type Still Image
Extent 1 image
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Note Rice farming is the main economic activity of inhabitants of the upper plains. These communities consist of farming groups who cultivate rain-fed or irrigated rice paddies. They tend to live in small family groups or villages. In general, each family cultivates a field prepared by slash and burn techniques, where rice, cucumbers, occasionally corn, and other vegetables are grown. Usually a number of different traditional varieties of rice are grown, each one adapted to different soil types and water conditions. The farmers use animal fertilizers and traditional farming techniques, such as the swing plow pulled by oxen or buffalo.The sugar palm is the national tree of Cambodia. These trees dominate the Cambodian landscape, and most of th... (more)
Note Source for information about the object depicted in the image: Choulean, Ang et al. Angkor: A Manual for the Past, Present and Future. Cambodia: UNESCO with United Nations Development Program and Swedish International Development Agency, 1998.
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Collaborating Institutions Bophana - Audio Visual Resource Center / Southeast Asia Digital Library / ASU Library
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