Friday, January 3, 2014

Farming job at Mu Cang Chai terraced field

By Huu Nghi 

Thirty outstanding farmers in some villages at Mu Cang Trai District, Yen Bai Province, joined a competition at a local terraced field for harvest time.

The contestants are those who are good at farming work and understand terraced field techniques. They had to show their skills in the cutting, threshing and cleaning paddy and ploughing, as well as their adeptness in the use of variety of traditional farming equipment developed by the Mong people.

The agricultural event, held at the terraced field, in Che Cu Nha Commune
Paddy threshed in the field
Wooden bucket used both for threshing and carrying paddy
Paddy cleaned in the field with as little loss as possible
Speed is highly appreciated by judges and spectators
Ploughing at a depth of between 20cm - 25cm.
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