Trials and losses endured by farmers of pishori rice

They grapple with predatory birds and snails, brokers who short-change them and traders who sell adulterated rice

In Summary

• Pishori is a hit on supermarket shelves, beloved for its inviting aroma when cooked

• However, a lot of sacrifice is put in by farmers to have a refined, healthy end-product

It is a Friday noon when the Star visits unit 5 of the Tebere section in the Mwea irrigation scheme. The ground is baking hot, with the sun overhead spreading its rays across the lush, green ...

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