HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 20 no. 4 (1995)

Hand Tools Used for Rice Harvesting in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

T. M. Lando | A Najamuddin

Discipline: Agriculture



The ani-ani is a hand-held harvesting knife for cutting rice panicles. When farmers in Indonesia commonly planted traditional varieties, the ani-ani was predominantly used to prevent grain from falling off the panicles. When farmers started to plant different rice types and varieties, they found that the ani-ani was no longer efficient and switched to using unserrated sickles.