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  • ex Rain fed fields

    Posted by Brian Jones

    12 April 2004 – fields (61k image)

    These are fields prepared to receive rain. They are prepared each year in the hope that rain will come and allow the production of some crops. Despite some rain in the last year, the outlook is still pretty dismal. However, the fields are still prepared and in some cases sown with seed. Typically crops include wheat and onions and alfalfa for livestock feed.

    In some areas there is some irrigated agriculture but that involves access to tube wells which are generally expensive to dig and expensive to run and out of the experience of the majority. There are some work opportunities as tenant farmers on irrigated land but access to this work depends on village and tribal links to the rich land owners.

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