The Wider Image: Pakistani farmers fight a losing battle to save chili crop
Leman Raj, 40, stands beside a draining pump used in the chili pepper fields, following rains and floods during monsoon season in Kunri, Umerkot, Pakistan, October 15, 2022. "My crops suffered heavily from the heat, then the rains started, and the weather changed completely. Now, because of the heavy rains we have suffered heavy losses in our crops, and this is what has happened to the chillies," Leman Raj said, holding up desiccated, rotten plants . "All the chillies have rotted away." REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro SEARCH "SOOMRO CHILI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.