Every year in April, farmers of Mazandaran province in northern Iran start preparing their rice fields for transplantation of the seedlings.

Rice cultivation includes a number of difficult steps: preparing the land, providing quality rice seedlings, building rice warehouse, moving the seedlings from warehouse to the farm, etc.

Today there are two methods for rice farming: traditional (manual) and automatic (mechanized).

Rice fields are tourist sites per se, and it’s a joy to watch how the rice is planted.

What follows are Mizan News Agency’s photos of Mazandaran rice fields:


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