The Akha are a hill tribe of subsistence farmers known for their artistry. Most of the remaining Akha live in small villages in the mountains of China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. The Akha subsist through an often destructive form of slash and burn agriculture which can result in elimination of old growth forest, native animal species and serious soil runoff problems. They are expert farmers who focus on mountain rice, corn, and soybeans that are planted in seasonal shifts. The Akha are also very efficient hunters, though their prey sometimes includes endangered species.