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Women Planting Rice, Anosy, Madagascar

At the end of the rainy season, the soil needs to be ploughed up. The men break up the field bit by bit with a small spade. While the rice field is prepared by men, women care for seeding the grains. Mostly they use a special planting bed, where the grains germ and grow as young rice seedlings for the first weeks. After 30 to 40 days, the women take the young rice plants from their beds and put them into the prepared rice field. Then it’s time for the men again: They are responsible to water the terraces, repair earth walls and come to an agreement about use of water with their neighbours. Fertilization of the rice plants is done by the wind.
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