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A farmer carries bundles of rice saplings as she walks in the paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur, on Monday
A herder leads his camels along a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang. Seventy per cent of Pakistan’s 180m population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock.
A farmer rests among watermelons at his fruit stall at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad. India’s inflation hit a nine-month low in February, but analysts saw little chance of any immediate interest rate cut. Slowing inflation may also have come too late for the embattled Congress-led government which faces elections in April and trails in opinion polls. Read more
A woman works in a field that has been covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been erupting intermittently since September, erupted eight times on Sunday.
An ethnic Khasi farmer harvests cabbages in Smith village on the outskirts of Shillong city, the capital of the Meghalaya state in India. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Khasi people, who mostly live in the north-eastern state
A herdsman on a horse leads a large herd of cattle, sheep and goat as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
A farmer ploughs the land in San Nicolas de los Ranchos, in the state of Puebla, with the Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico’s second-highest peak, 55km southeast of Mexico City, in the background. The National Disaster Prevention Centre raised the alert level to ‘yellow phase three’, as the Popocatepetl continues to spew ash and smoke.