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Photographer's Note

Kedah as the rice bowl of Malaysia plays an important role in the nations food supply, because rice is one of the most important sources of the world's food supply and the third most important crop in Malaysia. In 2006, the total national rice production was 2.154.000 tons grown on 645.000 ha. Among these, the largest granary is in Kedah which covers 98, 860 ha with an average yield of 4.12 ton per ha. Salinity is one of the key factors for reducing yield of rice. In arid and semi arid regions limited water and hot dry climates frequently cause salinity that limit or prevent crop production.

This shot shows the deep green paddy fields around Kedah's highest mountian, Gurun Jerai, which always attracts clouds. Consequently it rains very often, what is good for paddy plantation

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