Appears in Hitchcock and Norris as Fig 56.Caption reads ‘The mud walls on the rice terraces follow the contours of the land. The walls are constantly maintained but may be breached to drain the fields. The water irrigates the growing rice and facilitates weeding. Balinese farmers achieve two to three harvests a year with intensive irrigation methods.’

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