Northern Thailand rice systems & weeds survey, Nov. 2011
This steep slope is a rice crop field, in a swidden (slash-and-burn) system, as praticed in Northern Thailand, amongst the Karen people.
Is, who worked with us as a interpretor, holding harvested upland rainfed rice.
Threshing rice by hand lashing.
Large-scale rice processing: Threshing and winnowing.
Winnowing rice husk off of daily0dehusking of rice. Husk by-products are immediately consumed by family pig.
Project team members, surveying weed flora in swidden field. Cristina Castillo (left), Is (right).
Rice swidden field of the Karen plant. Red-flowered Amaranthus in the foreground is regarded as the "mother of the rice".
Karen farmer, with pack full of harvesting and processing tools, heading out to harvest.
Left to tight: Cristina Castillo, wife and farmer Mili (with son) , Alison Weisskopf, at local accomodation.
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