Thai school children learning about growing rice. - Stock image
Asia, Chiang Mai Province, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Working
Chiang Mai, Thailand - July 7, 2011: Young Thai school children being taken on a field trip through rice paddy fields, escorted by teachers, to learn about the process of growing rice. Here they are watching a manual farm labourer plant rice seedlings in a paddy field. The rice seedlings are pressed into the soft mud in shallow water. After several weeks of growth the fields are drained and the growing cycle completes in dry fields.