The Wider Image: Pakistani farmers fight a losing battle to save chili crop
A farmer holds hybrid red chili pepper seeds on his palm as he plants saplings, in Kunri, Umerkot, Pakistan, March 18, 2022. Devastating floods across Pakistan in August and September after several years of high temperatures, have left chilli farmers struggling in a country heavily dependent on agriculture, where officials have estimated $40 billion of flood damages. "When I was a child, the heat was never so intense. We used to have a plentiful crop, now it has become so hot, and the rains are so scarce that our yields have dwindled," farmer Leman Raj, 40, said. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro SEARCH "SOOMRO CHILI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.