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How to Grow Organic Vegetables on Your Roof Top
How to Grow Organic Vegetables on Your Roof Top
DATE: 2012/05/16::
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Moray: Inca Experimental Farming Terraces
Moray: Inca Experimental Farming Terraces
DATE: 2012/08/24::
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Terrace Farming  in Kerala
Terrace Farming in Kerala
DATE: 2012/10/28::
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(Hindi) Organic Terrace Farming by Sandip Chavhan, Nasik, Maharashtra
(Hindi) Organic Terrace Farming by Sandip Chavhan, Nasik, Maharashtra
DATE: 2014/12/09::
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Incan Terrace Farming
Incan Terrace Farming
DATE: 2013/01/08::
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Maadi Thottam Organic (terrace garden)- Chennai Avadi
Maadi Thottam Organic (terrace garden)- Chennai Avadi
DATE: 2014/09/09::
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Bhoomigeetham: Vegetable cultivation in terrace-Part 1
Bhoomigeetham: Vegetable cultivation in terrace-Part 1
DATE: 2013/09/09::
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how tomato cultivation in Oppen terrace
how tomato cultivation in Oppen terrace
DATE: 2013/03/09::
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Terrace Garden developed by Tarakam in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | Express TV
Terrace Garden developed by Tarakam in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | Express TV
DATE: 2015/05/08::
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Overland Southwest China 2 "Dragon
Overland Southwest China 2 "Dragon's Backbone Rice Terrace Fields"
DATE: 2011/06/01::
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Organic Terrace Gardening
Organic Terrace Gardening
DATE: 2014/08/30::
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Civ 5 in 3 Mins: Amazing Terrace Agriculture - Civilization V BNW LP Summary
Civ 5 in 3 Mins: Amazing Terrace Agriculture - Civilization V BNW LP Summary
DATE: 2014/09/16::
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Micro drip irrigation for terrace farming
Micro drip irrigation for terrace farming
DATE: 2015/03/07::
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'Maneya Melondu Thota': Incredible Terrace Farming in Bangalore - TV9
DATE: 2014/07/23::
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"Do it yourself"  TamilNadu Government program for TERRACE GARDENING
"Do it yourself" TamilNadu Government program for TERRACE GARDENING
DATE: 2014/04/14::
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Poovali: Terrace farming
Poovali: Terrace farming
DATE: 2015/01/16::
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Beautiful & Wonderful Terrace Gardening by Rama Raju in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | ExpressTV
Beautiful & Wonderful Terrace Gardening by Rama Raju in Hyderabad : Paadi Pantalu | ExpressTV
DATE: 2015/04/25::
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Terrace Farming
Terrace Farming
DATE: 2010/09/17::
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ernakulam 2014 terrace farming......india,kerala,cochin,thykoodam
ernakulam 2014 terrace farming......india,kerala,cochin,thykoodam
DATE: 2014/06/03::
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Farming in rain season
Farming in rain season
DATE: 2015/04/11::
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[E] Legacy of Time History: El Dorado Branch 01: Terrace Farming
[E] Legacy of Time History: El Dorado Branch 01: Terrace Farming
DATE: 2014/05/05::
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Soil Conservation--Terrace Farming
Soil Conservation--Terrace Farming
DATE: 2014/08/27::
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How to Grow Coriander in your terrace garden
How to Grow Coriander in your terrace garden
DATE: 2013/10/09::
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Retired Agriculture Employee
Retired Agriculture Employee's Garden Terrace - Annapurna
DATE: 2014/02/27::
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Dazhai Spring Planting (大寨春耕) - 2006 (China Works Series)
Dazhai Spring Planting (大寨春耕) - 2006 (China Works Series)
DATE: 2013/01/10::
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Organic Terrace Garden - English
Organic Terrace Garden - English
DATE: 2014/11/19::
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Terrace farming on the mountain slopes of Uttarakhand
Terrace farming on the mountain slopes of Uttarakhand
DATE: 2013/07/06::
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EASY way to grow Fruits , Vegetables & Medicinal Plants on terrace!
EASY way to grow Fruits , Vegetables & Medicinal Plants on terrace!
DATE: 2013/03/30::
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Intensive fish farming
Intensive fish farming
DATE: 2015/05/02::
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Green Terraces - An Initiative to Prevent Landslides through Urban Agriculture in Colombia
Green Terraces - An Initiative to Prevent Landslides through Urban Agriculture in Colombia
DATE: 2013/02/01::
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Terrace farming - Manorama News Nattupacha
Terrace farming - Manorama News Nattupacha
DATE: 2015/05/09::
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Terrace Krishi
Terrace Krishi
DATE: 2012/10/28::
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Gulf Focus- Terrace Farming
Gulf Focus- Terrace Farming
DATE: 2013/10/28::
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Terrace farming at calicut
Terrace farming at calicut
DATE: 2015/01/23::
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Famous Terrace cultivation of Khonoma Village, Nagaland
Famous Terrace cultivation of Khonoma Village, Nagaland
DATE: 2015/02/17::
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MY trial polyhouse/green house (self made) on terrace
MY trial polyhouse/green house (self made) on terrace
DATE: 2014/03/19::
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Growing Vegetables in containers or pots on a Terrace garden in Hyderabad
Growing Vegetables in containers or pots on a Terrace garden in Hyderabad
DATE: 2012/08/26::
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Bhoomigeetham: Vegetable cultivation in terrace-Part 2
Bhoomigeetham: Vegetable cultivation in terrace-Part 2
DATE: 2013/09/09::
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terrace farming of kids (vegetable cultivation
terrace farming of kids (vegetable cultivation
DATE: 2012/02/25::
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Cultivation of Rice in Nepal,  Part-1 .. HD
Cultivation of Rice in Nepal, Part-1 .. HD
DATE: 2013/07/25::
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36 Terrace Farming in a Northern Village ~ Living Atlas Chile
36 Terrace Farming in a Northern Village ~ Living Atlas Chile
DATE: 2014/07/10::
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maadi thottam organic new ( terrace garden) - Kanchipuram Part 2
maadi thottam organic new ( terrace garden) - Kanchipuram Part 2
DATE: 2014/09/10::
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Terrace Farming - Kairali Interview
Terrace Farming - Kairali Interview
DATE: 2013/03/30::
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Terrace vegetable farming
Terrace vegetable farming
DATE: 2011/09/12::
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Terrace vegetable farming
Terrace vegetable farming
DATE: 2011/09/12::
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Love food hate waste! Waste Management | Organic Terrace Garden
Love food hate waste! Waste Management | Organic Terrace Garden
DATE: 2015/01/06::
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Terrace Cultivation: Part I
Terrace Cultivation: Part I
DATE: 2012/05/27::
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Need of Poison Free Food & Terrace garden
Need of Poison Free Food & Terrace garden
DATE: 2015/01/18::
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Terrace Farming
Terrace Farming
DATE: 2014/10/03::
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terrace farming in kottayam vadavathoor
terrace farming in kottayam vadavathoor
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For other uses, see Terrace (disambiguation).
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 both decrease 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, or 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' 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,hereby developing a system of canals, aqueducts, and puquios to direct water through dry land and increase fertility levels and growth.[citation needed] These terraced farms are found wherever mountain villages have existed in the Andes. They provided 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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 

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