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We're nearly half-way through our sequentially planted rice cycle with paddies eight and nine ripening ready so it's time for the Hope Sakuma harvest to resume!

The guys making short shrift of the work bagging another 230 ties in a day ready to dry in the Sanda sun.

Three days later the rice is brought to the farm house to be stacked in a pyramid drying again before being threshed by foot to separate the seed.

Isata and Kadi take over their part pf the rice cylce parboiling the threshed and dried rice which adds more fiber and more protein, as well as adding calcium and iron boosting our rices' nutrition, making a much healthier alternative to white rice for vulnerable children in our programmes.

The Ladies continue their work parboiling the nericaa harvest setting the swollen seed out to dry in the Sanda sun.

The Ladies finish their part of the rice cycle winnowing their parboiled rice to remove stones.

Hassan carries the wonnowed rice to our friends in Makelekos to mill before heading for Freetown for the kids to try!


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