Terrace (agriculture)

external, raised, open, flat area in architecture

Terraces are small plots on water used for farming, closely relating to the New World. People dig into a hillside or other sloping surface and build it up so it is level in places, like steps. Terraces can be in rectangles or they can follow the natural shape of the land. Terracing prevents the rain from washing the soil away.[1]


  1. Rolland Z. Wheaton; Edwin J Monke. "Terracing as a `Best Management Practice' for Controlling Erosion and Protecting Water Quality". Purdue University. Retrieved January 27, 2021.