Agriculture in Monsoon Season
Rollins School of Public Health
Two farmers are shown here, in sync, harvesting summer rice or “Rabi” in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Due to delays in the monsoon season, Indian farmers have had to delay their harvest and decrease the amount of crop planting. The harvesting season for Rabi is typically May-June; however, these farmers are harvesting their rice in July. India is the second largest producer of rice and is a staple in the diet. Barriers in rice production may result in larger economic and public health consequences for an increasing global population that demands more of this vital crop.