Fields of Green


“Fields of Green” / Bago Region, Myanmar / Jessie T. Ponce / February 2016

These working women look lilliputian in size in the middle of the vast fields of green beans in the flood plains of the Irrawady River  in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  This year’s bumper harvest hit a good price in the international market and the bean farmers are all in gleeful mood.  When the monsoon rains start in June, these field will turn into bright green rice paddies that gradually turn into gold as harvest season approaches in September.

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