Terrace fields near Keylong - Manali to Leh road (India)
Peasants use traditional farming and most of the work is done manually (with no machine and no animal, just hand tools). Notice the patterns they make with the soil.
Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).
I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.
Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.
Photos of Terrace Farming in Asia (Vietnam, India, Indonesia).
Most of those terraced fields are rice paddy fields.
You can find more information about terrace agriculture on Wikipedia: