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Nepal; agriculture and subsistence in the Khumbu, 1986. Sherpa with young yak. The economic emphasis of the Khumbu is on animal husbandry, and the breeding and tending of yaks and cattle was an important occupation when this photograph was taken. Yaks command a good price. On walled, flat terraces, Sherpas cultivate their staple diet of potatoes, barley, buckwheat, and in lower areas, rice. In this picture, taken at altitude 2900 metres, the land sustains the commercial cultivation of medicinal herbs although increases in production are limited by environmental degradation, largely through soil erosion.
- Carole Reeves
The farmer. Comprehending the several most interesting objects and beneficial practices in the culture of wheat, rye, Barley, Oats, Buckwheat, Peas, Beans, Tares, Rape, Hemp, Flax, Weld, Turnips, Carrots, Potatoes, Cabbages, Clover, Lucerne, Saintfoin, &c. &c. &c. With the Application and Value of their Products, &c. Together with the Cultivation of Hops, Vines, Forest Trees, Fruit Trees, Kitchen and Flower Garden Productions. Likewise, directions in the breeding and improvement of horses, oxen, Cows, Calves, Sheep, Lambs, and Hogs; With Remarks for Purchasing, Feeding and Disposing of them to greatest Advantage; and the Methods of Preventing and Removing their most fatal Disorders. Also, rules for the treatment and rearing of poultry, viz. Pheasants, Turkeys, Geese, Fowl, Tame Rabbits, Pigeons, &c. And the ordering of bees, and their Labors. To which is prefixed, an introductory essay, calculated to give a clear and perspicuous view of the theory of agriculture, and its Progress from
- Ringsted, Josiah, -1812.