Rice is one of the most important, or even possibly the most important crop in whole Asia, and it is cultivated intensively also in the Himalayas, where terraces occupy every possible piece of land. The terraces preserve the steep slopes from erosion and in the same time allow to use the water resources more efficiently. This type of farming consumes a lot of effort, but gives good crop and it is not a mere coincidence that the massif is called “Annapurna” – full of grain - as it povides the precious water to the fertile terraces with rice. As the Nepalese say, not a single grain should fall on the ground, as it is so precious….