116 images for subsistence farming

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    The fertile soil of the Kisii Highlands supports a large population of small-scale farmers.

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    Tea picker, Haputale, Sri Lanka, Asia

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    A Konso village set in dramatic scenery in southwest Ethiopia.The Konso people are very industrious farmers,cultivating poor soil on terraces,which are buttressed with dry-stone walls. They share a number of customs with their neighbours,the Borana. They both worship the sky God,Waq,and both have an ancestor cult.

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    Traditional African houses surrounded by good pasture on the top of the Cherangani Hills. The raised platform is used by the farmer as a sheep pen at night.

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    Maasai livestock watering at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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    Portrait of a farmer burning crops in rice paddy fields, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

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    India, Madhya Pradesh. An ox-drawn cart carrying grain near Satpura National Park.

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    Subsistence crop farmlands near Ollantaytambo, Urubamba Province, Lares, Peru, South America

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    Maasai pastoralists water their livestock at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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    A young Maasai herdsboy controls his family's cattle at the Sanjan River to prevent too many animals watering at the same time.

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    View of Qunu on the hillside, the village where Nelson Mandela lived as a child, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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    Maasai men,spears in hand,drive their laden donkeys across pristine volcanic grassland at the southern end of Lake Natron. Donkeys carry loads in leather panniers strapped loosely to their flanks

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    High angle view of Agricultural Terraces of Taquille Island, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru, South America

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    Farmer burning crops in rice paddy fields, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

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    A Maasai warrior drives his family's cattle to the Sanjan River in northern Tanzania

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    In the early morning,a Maasai herdsboy and his sister drive their family's flock of sheep across the friable,dusty plains near Malambo in northern Tanzania.

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    Terrace farming in the Colca Canyon, Canon del Colca, Andes Mountains, Caylloma Province, Peru, South America

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    A Konso man ploughs his land with two yoked oxen. In the absence of modern farming methods,a wooden stave serves as his plough. Traditional agricultural methods are widely used in Ethiopia..

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    Cows reflected in a small pool, grass and mountains, evening, Khogno Khan Uul Nature Reserve, Gurvanbulag, Bulgan , Mongolia, Central Asia, Asia

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    Terraced farming on the western scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley,west of Lake Abaya. The crop under cultivation is Teff,a small-grained cereal,which is grown extensively in Ethiopia. It is used to make the country's national dish,injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake.

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    A view of spectacular mountain scenery between Senbete and Kombolcha.Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.

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    Lake Abbe, on the border of Djibouti and Ethiopia, is the last in a line of alkaline lakes in which the Awash River dissipates.Livestock belonging to the nomadic Afar people graze this harsh, windswept region.

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    A man winnows Teff,a small-grained cereal,with a wooden hayfork.Teff is grown extensively in Ethiopia and is used to make injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish. Teff stands as an example of Ethiopia's early success as a centre for plant domestication.

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    A young Maasai herdsboy drives his family's herds to grazing grounds close to the Sanjan River in Northern Tanzania.

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    Terraced cultivation on a ledge of the western scarp of the Abysinnian Rift Valley at Ankober.Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.

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    Deep Maasai wells at Loibor Serrit where cattle paths are cut deep into the soil to allow livestock nearer to the source of water. Despite this immense amount of manual labour.Four fit, young men are necessary to bring water to the stock troughs about 30 feet above the water level at the bottom of the hand dug wells.

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    A Maasai warrior and a young herdsboy draw water for livestock from the deep wells at Naberera where cattle paths are cut deep into the soil to allow livestock nearer to the source of water.

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    Rich farming country near the Ngorongoro Highlands of Northern Tanzania.

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    A Dassanech woman milks a cow by hand collecting the milk in a gourd at a settlement alongside the Omo River. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

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    A proud peasant farmer harvests wheat between Ziway and Butajira in Central Ethiopia. Aided by his neighbours,the harvesting is carried out manually using sickles.

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    Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.Agriculture forms the background of the country's economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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    Tea picker, Haputale, Sri Lanka, Asia

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    Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.Agriculture forms the background of the country's economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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    Workers in a Padi Field in Bukittinggi, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

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    Maasai herdsmen drive their cattle home in the late afternoon over the dusty volcanic soil at the base of the western wall of the Gregory Rift,which dominates the landscape in this remote corner of northern Tanzania.

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    A small village in the Ethiopian Highlands, northeast of Addis Ababa.The highland plateau rises to over 11,000 feet and is Africas most extensive upland region.The Amhara people who till the land there are Ethiopias largest ethnic group.Every inch of fertile land is cultivated to feed Ethiopias population of over 60 million.

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    A woman near Inle Lake harvests young rice into bundles which will be re-planted spaced further apart to allow the rice to grow, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

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    The scene at a Maasai manyatta,or homestead,as the first rays of sun herald another scorching day in an arid part of northern Tanzania,south of Lake Natron.

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    Rich farming country on a highland plateau north of Debre Sina. Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. Every inch of fertile land is cultivated by hand to feed Ethiopias population of over 60 million.Agriculture forms the background of the countrys economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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    Rich farming country close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, just north of Debre Sina. Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. Every inch of fertile land is cultivated by hand to feed Ethiopia's population of over 60 million.Agriculture forms the background of the countrys economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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    A fine view from the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, just south of Debre Sina where the accumulated layers of basaltic lavas and tuffs lie 3,000 feet thick. The western scarp in this region rises to over 11,000 feet above sea level

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    In the early morning,a Maasai family drives their livestock across the friable,dusty plains near Malambo in northern Tanzania.

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    Donkeys trample corn to remove the grain in a typical rural setting between Ziway and Butajira. Depending on the availability of animals,a farmer may use ponies,donkeys or oxen for this purpose.

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    A view of spectacular mountain scenery between Senbete and Kombolcha.Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.

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    A Dassanech man stands on one leg in typical pose while looking after his familys cattle in the Omo Delta, one of the largest inland deltas in the world. The extensive scarification on his chest and shoulders denotes that he has killed an enemy.They practice animal husbandry and fishing as well as agriculture.

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    A man ploughs his fields with oxen. Situated close to the River Nile,his land is irrigated through a series of ditches and furrows.

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    An old Dassanech woman prepares her fields beside the Omo River with a digging stick in readiness to plant sorghum. This crude form of agricultural implement is in common use in this remote part of Ethiopia.

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    A fine stand of wheat on the slopes of Mount Kenya.

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    A woman harvests young rice into bundles which will be re-planted spaced further apart using more paddies to allow the rice to grow, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

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    A Tigray man ploughs his land with two yoked oxen. In the absence of modern farming methods,a metal-tipped wooden plough serves his needs. Traditional agricultural methods are widely used in Ethiopia..

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    Gisenyi, Rwanda. A local elderly man walks to the market in Gisenyi.

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    Uzbek man with hoe in a field

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    Maasai cattle graze the grasslands near the foothills of the Chyulu Hills,a range of volcanic hills of recent geological origin.

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    An Afar settlement and livestock close to the Awash National Park. The mountain in the distance is Fantale,a dormant volcano with a large crater from which steam still issues from vents. The most recent lava flow dates back to 1820.

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    Young woman gardener planting green cabbages carefully in the bright red soil, Koraput district, Orissa (Odisha), India, Asia

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    Sunset near Colchani on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, South America

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    Lake Abbe, on the border of Djibouti and Ethiopia, is the last in a line of alkaline lakes in which the Awash River dissipates.Livestock belonging to the nomadic Afar people graze this harsh, windswept region.

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    Maasai livestock watering at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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    A Dassanech man stands on one leg in typical pose while looking after his familys cattle in the Omo Delta, one of the largest inland deltas in the world. The extensive scarification on his chest and shoulders denotes that he has killed an enemy.They practice animal husbandry and fishing as well as agriculture.

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    Two Maasai warriors,spears on their shoulders,leave the friable dusty banks of the Sanjan River after watering their cattle.

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    A young Galla herdsboy with his family's cattle outside their homestead.

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    Ethiopia, Debre Markos. A man threshes his grain to seperate the seeds in rural Ethiopia, outside Debre Markos.

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    Turkana women and girls are responsible for watering livestock,which is unusual among pastoral societies. Here,a young girl waters goats from a waterhole dug in the sand of a seasonal watercourse. Her young brother will control the flow of stock to the water trough. In the background,a man digs out another waterhole; they have to been deepened regularly towards the end of the dry season.

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    Herds of cattle owned by Datoga pastoralists make deep ruts in the friable soil surrounding Lake Eyasi,a seasonal alkaline lake,which lies in a false arm of the Great Rift Valley southeast of the Ngorongoro Highlands

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    Maasai cattle on salt flats near Magadi wait their turn for water. Cattle in this hot,semi-arid region of Kenya are watered every other day.

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    Farmers drive livestock to Senbete market, which is an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.Agriculture forms the background of the countrys economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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    A Turkana herdsboy sneaks a drink of milk from a fat-tailed ewe.

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    A woman harvests young rice into bundles which will be re-planted spaced further apart using more paddies to allow the rice to grow, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

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    Maasai graze their cattle in lush pasture at the foothills of the Ngorongoro Highlands. .

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    A Maasai boy herds his family's cattle near a waterhole in the foothills of Ol doinyo Orok (the Black Mountain). Childhood is very short in Maasailand; children begin to help their parents at a young age and may never attend school.

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    Maasai water their livestock at a water tank constructed by the Magadi Soda Company on salt flats. Until fresh water was piped from distant hills,the Maasai could only graze their livestock at Magadi during the bi-annual rainy season.

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    Lake Abbe, on the border of Djibouti and Ethiopia, is the last in a line of alkaline lakes in which the Awash River dissipates. Livestock belonging to the nomadic Afar people graze this harsh, windswept region.

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    Turkana women and girls are responsible for watering livestock,which is unusual among pastoral societies. Here,a girl waters cattle from a Waterhole dug in the sand of a seasonal watercourse. The Turkana manipulate the horns of their ox's into perfect symmetry or any whimsical shape that takes the owner's fancy.

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    Lake Abbe, on the border of Djibouti and Ethiopia, is the last in a line of alkaline lakes in which the Awash River dissipates. The jagged pinnacles and spires close to the lake were formed thousands of years ago when volcanic gases bubbled up through the bottom of an ancient lake that was 100 feet deeper than it is today.

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    Uzbek man with hoe in a field

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    A tea estate at Kericho,an important tea-growing area of Kenya.

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    Maasai cattle graze the grasslands near the foothills of the Chyulu Hills,a range of volcanic hills of recent geological origin.

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    Agricultural Terraces of Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, South America

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  • 862-03366139

    The natural rock pools along the Sirima lugga (seasonal watercourse) are important to the Turkana and their livestock in an otherwise waterless,rocky region at the southern end of Lake Turkana. In a year of average rainfall,water in the deepest pools will last throughout the year. If they dry up,the Turkana resort to using the alkaline water of Lake Turkana.

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    The natural rock pools along the Sirima lugga (seasonal watercourse) are important to the Turkana and their livestock in an otherwise waterless,rocky region at the southern end of Lake Turkana. In a year of average rainfall,water in the deepest pools will last throughout the year. If they dry up,the Turkana resort to using the alkaline water of Lake Turkana.

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    Two young Maasai girls help to herd their family's cattle near a waterhole in the foothills of Ol doinyo Orok (the Black Mountain). Childhood is very short in Maasailand; children begin to help their parents at a young age and may never attend school.

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    Beautiful view of a paddy rice fields

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    Rice field terraces at northern Vietnam

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    Landscape with a hut in the paddy rice terraces.

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    Beautiful view of a paddy rice fields

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    The natural rock pools along the Sirima lugga (seasonal watercourse) are important to the Turkana and their livestock in an otherwise waterless,rocky region at the southern end of Lake Turkana. In a year of average rainfall,water in the deepest pools will last throughout the year. If they dry up,the Turkana resort to using the alkaline water of Lake Turkana.

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    Fertile farming country in Makueni district,southeast of Nairobi.

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    Mountain valley with a river flowing among rice fields

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    Small rural huts with cultivated lands, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    Mountain valley with a river flowing among rice fields

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