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Successful terrace cultivation practices by house women -  story of Mrs. Sujitha, Trivandrum - 605
Successful terrace cultivation practices by house women - story of Mrs. Sujitha, Trivandrum - 605
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: kissankerala
Incan Terrace Farming
Incan Terrace Farming
Published: 2013/01/09
Channel: dardeus
Overland Southwest China 2 "Dragon
Overland Southwest China 2 "Dragon's Backbone Rice Terrace Fields"
Published: 2011/06/01
Channel: Xplore Film
Variety Terrace farming | Manorama News
Variety Terrace farming | Manorama News
Published: 2015/12/05
Channel: Manorama News
How to Grow Vegetables in a Container or Pots on the Terrace | Poovali | News7 Tamil
How to Grow Vegetables in a Container or Pots on the Terrace | Poovali | News7 Tamil
Published: 2015/02/13
Channel: News7 Tamil
Terrace farming
Terrace farming
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: latha suresh
Terrace farming - Manorama News Nattupacha
Terrace farming - Manorama News Nattupacha
Published: 2015/05/09
Channel: Nattupacha
Containers, Tools & Structures for Organic Terrace Garden
Containers, Tools & Structures for Organic Terrace Garden
Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: Shramajeevi
Good way to terrace a hillside
Good way to terrace a hillside
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: falcore200
Incan Terrace Aquaducts
Incan Terrace Aquaducts
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Jameson Chapman
#36 Terrace Farming in a Northern Village - Living Atlas Chile
#36 Terrace Farming in a Northern Village - Living Atlas Chile
Published: 2013/01/18
Channel: Marca Chile
Contour Bunds, Bench Terrace & Compartmental Bunding
Contour Bunds, Bench Terrace & Compartmental Bunding
Published: 2015/01/01
Channel: Shramajeevi
Terrace farming on the Himalayan slopes in Uttaranchal, India( view from the foothills)
Terrace farming on the Himalayan slopes in Uttaranchal, India( view from the foothills)
Published: 2013/07/11
Channel: WildFilmsIndia
Incan Terrace Farming
Incan Terrace Farming
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: Jameson Chapman
Jessi James success story in terrace farming | Manorama News | Nattupacha
Jessi James success story in terrace farming | Manorama News | Nattupacha
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: Manorama News
House Wife Manju
House Wife Manju's Terrace Farming & Insect Repellent Ideas | Haritham Sundaram 1/2 | Kaumudy TV
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: Kaumudy
Organic Terrace Garden - English
Organic Terrace Garden - English
Published: 2014/11/19
Channel: Shramajeevi
Retired Agriculture Employee
Retired Agriculture Employee's Garden Terrace - Annapurna
Published: 2014/02/27
Channel: TV5 News
MY MOM
MY MOM'S TERRACE AGRICULTURE
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: SHYBAN K ALIAS
Bali Travel Rice Terrace Paddy Fields Indonesia Beautiful Agriculture Farm Hills Video Stock Footage
Bali Travel Rice Terrace Paddy Fields Indonesia Beautiful Agriculture Farm Hills Video Stock Footage
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: Ultra HD 4K Video Stock Footage - SevartVideo.com
Terrace farming of wheat in Silgaun, Uttarakhand
Terrace farming of wheat in Silgaun, Uttarakhand
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: WildFilmsIndia
Dazhai Spring Planting (大寨春耕) - 2006 (China Works Series)
Dazhai Spring Planting (大寨春耕) - 2006 (China Works Series)
Published: 2013/01/10
Channel: KK Fung
Terrace cultivation : A feature story
Terrace cultivation : A feature story
Published: 2008/07/07
Channel: kissankerala
Farming in rain season
Farming in rain season
Published: 2015/04/11
Channel: Nattupacha
'Maneya Melondu Thota': Incredible Terrace Farming in Bangalore - TV9
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Tv9 Kannada
Agriculture expert Babasaheb Shelke
Agriculture expert Babasaheb Shelke's terrace farming
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: Saam Marathi
ORGANIC TERRACE FARMING  AT KAMALADALAM
ORGANIC TERRACE FARMING AT KAMALADALAM
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: kamaladalam80
Terrace Gardening By Builder Ganesh   Paddy Farming On The Roof   V6 News
Terrace Gardening By Builder Ganesh Paddy Farming On The Roof V6 News
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: DR Ganesh Babu
Beautiful & Wonderful Terrace Gardening by Rama Raju in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | ExpressTV
Beautiful & Wonderful Terrace Gardening by Rama Raju in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | ExpressTV
Published: 2015/04/25
Channel: Express TV
Introduction to Terrace Farming Using Amrit Mitti
Introduction to Terrace Farming Using Amrit Mitti
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: Shambhavi Mishra
Terrace Farming - Make a healthy tomorrow
Terrace Farming - Make a healthy tomorrow
Published: 2014/10/18
Channel: Vishnu RK
How to Grow Organic Vegetables on Your Roof Top
How to Grow Organic Vegetables on Your Roof Top
Published: 2012/05/16
Channel: Lakshmi Rebecca
V6 Ground Report - Terrace farming by Ramaraju - Hyderabad (23-05-2015)
V6 Ground Report - Terrace farming by Ramaraju - Hyderabad (23-05-2015)
Published: 2015/05/25
Channel: V6 News Telugu
Terrace Farming by Mohite family of Kolhapur
Terrace Farming by Mohite family of Kolhapur
Published: 2015/07/02
Channel: Saam Marathi
Terrace farming on the mountain slopes of Uttarakhand
Terrace farming on the mountain slopes of Uttarakhand
Published: 2013/07/06
Channel: WildFilmsIndia
New methods of organic terrace farming on terrace
New methods of organic terrace farming on terrace
Published: 2015/06/28
Channel: suraj.s khan
Capillary irrigation in terrace farming most suitable for agriculture.      (1 of 3)
Capillary irrigation in terrace farming most suitable for agriculture. (1 of 3)
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: Sajive K Sambukumaran
Organic Terrace Farming | Dr.B. Narayan Viswanath | TEDxIIMTrichy
Organic Terrace Farming | Dr.B. Narayan Viswanath | TEDxIIMTrichy
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: TEDx Talks
terrace farming by Purushothaman Nair and Rema devi
terrace farming by Purushothaman Nair and Rema devi
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: Raji m.v
(Hindi) Organic Terrace Farming by Sandip Chavhan, Nasik, Maharashtra
(Hindi) Organic Terrace Farming by Sandip Chavhan, Nasik, Maharashtra
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: Vasudha Nirmitee
Terrace Garden developed by Tarakam in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | Express TV
Terrace Garden developed by Tarakam in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | Express TV
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: Express TV
Chhattisgarh: This Farmer practices terrace- farming, give hopes to other farmers
Chhattisgarh: This Farmer practices terrace- farming, give hopes to other farmers
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: Zee News
Micro drip irrigation for terrace farming
Micro drip irrigation for terrace farming
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: Nattupacha
Terrace farming at calicut
Terrace farming at calicut
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Manorama News
Spotlight : Terrace Farming
Spotlight : Terrace Farming
Published: 2015/04/12
Channel: Saam Marathi
Terrace Farming - One Minute Review Lesson
Terrace Farming - One Minute Review Lesson
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: mrklaffdotcom
Cultural Landscapes of Upland Terrace Farming in Barangay Butong Argao, Cebu Philippines
Cultural Landscapes of Upland Terrace Farming in Barangay Butong Argao, Cebu Philippines
Published: 2015/08/28
Channel: Ryan Pantanosas
Variety Terrace Vegetable Farming In Kollam ( MATTUPPAVU KRISHI)......
Variety Terrace Vegetable Farming In Kollam ( MATTUPPAVU KRISHI)......
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: MidhunAnjana
Terrace Farming - Kairali Interview
Terrace Farming - Kairali Interview
Published: 2013/03/30
Channel: KT thomas
MANGALOORU PADDAMBAIL KRISHNAPPA GOWDAS TERRACE AGRICULTURE
MANGALOORU PADDAMBAIL KRISHNAPPA GOWDAS TERRACE AGRICULTURE
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Namma Kudla
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Rice terrace in Indonesia
Diagram showing Inca terrace engineering for agriculture.

In agriculture, a terrace is a piece of sloped plane that has been cut into a series of successively receding flat surfaces or platforms, which resemble steps, for the purposes of more effective farming . This type of landscaping, therefore, is called terracing. Graduated terrace steps are commonly used to farm on hilly or mountainous terrain. Terraced fields decrease both erosion and surface runoff, and may be used to support growing crops that require irrigation, such as rice. The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the significance of this technique.[1]

Terraced paddy fields are used widely in rice, wheat and barley farming in east, south, and southeast Asia, as well as other places. Drier-climate terrace farming is common throughout the Mediterranean Basin, e.g., in Cadaqués, Catalonia, where they were used for vineyards, olive trees, cork oak, etc., on Mallorca, and in Cinque Terre, Italy.

In the South American Andes, farmers have used terraces, known as andenes, for over a thousand years to farm potatoes, maize, and other native crops. Terraced farming was developed by the Wari culture and other peoples of the south-central Andes before 1000 AD, centuries before they were used by the Inca, who adopted them. The terraces were built to make the most efficient use of shallow soil and to enable irrigation of crops.

The Inca built on these, developing a system of canals, aqueducts, and puquios to direct water through dry land and increase fertility levels and growth.[2] These terraced farms are found wherever mountain villages have existed in the Andes. They provided the food necessary to support the populations of great Inca cities and religious centres such as Machu Picchu.

Terracing is also used for sloping terrain; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon may have been built on an artificial mountain with stepped terraces, such as those on a ziggurat.[citation needed] At the seaside Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, the villa gardens of Julius Caesar's father-in-law were designed in terraces to give pleasant and varied views of the Bay of Naples.

Terraced fields are common in islands with steep slopes. The Canary Islands present a complex system of terraces covering the landscape from the coastal irrigated plantations to the dry fields in the highlands. These terraces, which are named cadenas (chains), are built with stone walls of skillful design, which include attached stairs and channels.[citation needed]

In Old English, a terrace was also called a "lynch" (lynchet). An example of an ancient Lynch Mill is in Lyme Regis. The water is directed from a river by a duct along a terrace. This set-up was used in steep hilly areas in the UK.[3]

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  1. ^ "World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012-09-22. they are Broad flat steps
  2. ^ "Farming Like the Incas". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  3. ^ Whittington, G. (1967-01-01). "Towards a Terminology for Strip Lynchets". The Agricultural History Review. 15 (2): 103–107. 

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