Caption: Date: 1970-1971 Location: Keroun, Morang Description: Progressive farmer and landlord, Dhan Bahadur Thapa, in his field of improved rice, probably IR-8. IR-8 was bred at IRRI in the Philippines. It was introduced in the first wave of the Green Revolution in the late 1960s. It had high yield but poor eating quality, so it was often used as a cash crop or for making pounded rice (chiura). Later varietal releases, e.g., IR-20 and IR-22, had better eating quality. Once farmers learned from the early introductions of the existence of such improved varieties, they eventually searched for the characteristics they wanted even beyond the local research stations, obtaining, for example, a medium-yielding and excellent-tasting variety from Malaysia. Keywords: Gary Ender, Nepal Photo History Project, Peace Corp Photo History, People, agriculture, field, named person, portrait