Location And Climate:  

    Grasslands exist on every continent except for Antarctica, usually found in the interior portions.  This includes the prairies of the Great Plains of North America, the pampas of South America, the veldt of South Africa, the steppes of Central Eurasia, and surrounding the deserts in Australia.

Location of Grasslands

    There is an average of 20 – 35 inches of rainfall a year.  The amount of rainfall however determines the height of grasses in the grassland. If they received more rain, the grasslands would become a forest. If they received less, they would become a desert. Grasslands are often located between deserts and forests. Dependent on latitude, yearly range can be between -20°C to 30°C.

Terraced fields like these have been used by different cultures around the world for thousands of years to farm areas of sloped land that are too steep for conventional methods.