Farmers plant rice in a paddy field during the beginning of monsoon season in Tinpiple village, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.
The annual monsoon season in Nepal normally begins in mid-June, lasting until the end of August or early September.
The agricultural industry plays a significant role in Nepal’s Gross Domestic Product, contributing a major percentage.
It also provides employment to over 38 percent of the population and accounts for 80 percent of the value of the country’s exports.
Photo: EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA