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Incan Terrace Farming
Incan Terrace Farming
Published: 2013/01/09
Channel: dardeus
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
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
Incan Terrace Aquaducts
Incan Terrace Aquaducts
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Jameson Chapman
Good way to terrace a hillside
Good way to terrace a hillside
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: falcore200
Contour Bunds, Bench Terrace & Compartmental Bunding
Contour Bunds, Bench Terrace & Compartmental Bunding
Published: 2015/01/01
Channel: Shramajeevi
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
Containers, Tools & Structures for Organic Terrace Garden
Containers, Tools & Structures for Organic Terrace Garden
Published: 2015/01/03
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
Vegetable Cultivation In Terrace In agriculture india ecosystem
Vegetable Cultivation In Terrace In agriculture india ecosystem
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: Agriculture India
Wonderful Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai - Vietnam
Wonderful Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai - Vietnam
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: FUN Holiday Image
(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
House Wife Manju
House Wife Manju's Terrace Farming & Insect Repellent Ideas | Haritham Sundaram 1/2 | Kaumudy TV
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: Kaumudy
MY MOM
MY MOM'S TERRACE AGRICULTURE
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: SHYBAN K ALIAS
Terrace farming on the mountain slopes of Uttarakhand
Terrace farming on the mountain slopes of Uttarakhand
Published: 2013/07/06
Channel: WildFilmsIndia
Organic Terrace Garden - English
Organic Terrace Garden - English
Published: 2014/11/19
Channel: Shramajeevi
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
Terrace farming - Manorama News Nattupacha
Terrace farming - Manorama News Nattupacha
Published: 2015/05/09
Channel: Nattupacha
Terrace Farming - Make a healthy tomorrow
Terrace Farming - Make a healthy tomorrow
Published: 2014/10/18
Channel: Vishnu RK
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
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 Farming .. Chicken
Terrace Farming .. Chicken
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: vijayaghosh CV
Capillary irrigation in terrace farming most suitable for agriculture.     (3 of 3)
Capillary irrigation in terrace farming most suitable for agriculture. (3 of 3)
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: Sajive K Sambukumaran
Retired Agriculture Employee
Retired Agriculture Employee's Garden Terrace - Annapurna
Published: 2014/02/27
Channel: TV5 News
Terrace Green House Cultivation
Terrace Green House Cultivation
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: siljo antony
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
Terrace Farming
Terrace Farming
Published: 2010/09/17
Channel: Elmai17
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
Rooftop Farmers: Greening Empty Spaces Of Mumbai
Rooftop Farmers: Greening Empty Spaces Of Mumbai
Published: 2015/01/20
Channel: AJ+
Micro drip irrigation for terrace farming
Micro drip irrigation for terrace farming
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: Nattupacha
ORGANIC TERRACE FARMING  AT KAMALADALAM
ORGANIC TERRACE FARMING AT KAMALADALAM
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: kamaladalam80
terrace farming by Purushothaman Nair and Rema devi
terrace farming by Purushothaman Nair and Rema devi
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: Raji m.v
Terrace cultivation : A feature story
Terrace cultivation : A feature story
Published: 2008/07/07
Channel: kissankerala
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 of wheat in Silgaun, Uttarakhand
Terrace farming of wheat in Silgaun, Uttarakhand
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: WildFilmsIndia
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: 2016/07/24
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
Tips for Soilless Cultivation in Terrace Gardening | Poovali | News7 Tamil
Tips for Soilless Cultivation in Terrace Gardening | Poovali | News7 Tamil
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: News7 Tamil
Farming in rain season
Farming in rain season
Published: 2015/04/11
Channel: Nattupacha
TV9 Gujarat - Terrace Farming : Ahmedabad
TV9 Gujarat - Terrace Farming : Ahmedabad
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: Tv9 Gujarati
mazha mara. rain shelter in terrace for vegitable cultivation
mazha mara. rain shelter in terrace for vegitable cultivation
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: navas shamsudeen
Terrace : Vegetable Cultivation : A scheme by Department of Agriculture
Terrace : Vegetable Cultivation : A scheme by Department of Agriculture
Published: 2013/01/18
Channel: kissankerala
Rice Terraces of Yunnan, China - Great Attractions (China)
Rice Terraces of Yunnan, China - Great Attractions (China)
Published: 2010/10/11
Channel: geobeats
Agriculture expert Babasaheb Shelke
Agriculture expert Babasaheb Shelke's terrace farming
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: Saam Marathi
Organic Terrace Gardening
Organic Terrace Gardening
Published: 2014/08/30
Channel: Milan Kumar
Successful Paddy farming on the terrace of a house
Successful Paddy farming on the terrace of a house
Published: 2012/09/26
Channel: asianetnews
TERRACE FARMING
TERRACE FARMING
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: SHYBAN K ALIAS
Amravati based Prabhakar Sawarkar s terrace farming of vegetables
Amravati based Prabhakar Sawarkar s terrace farming of vegetables
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Saam Marathi
Terrace Farming
Terrace Farming
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Biju Bijukumar
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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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