01 Oct 2018


Rice straw, piled for animal feed in the traditional way, in a typical village setting in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. While rice fields are typically left with little to no trees and shrubs, leading to wide plains, villages are made into islands of shade and comfort. Here Jatropha (J. curcas) is planted as living fence together with Euphorbia species; sugar palm, mango and other fruit trees provide food and shade around the homestead.

Photo by Tassilo Tiemann, IPNI Southeast Asia Program

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