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The long awaited tobacco harvest

  • Tobacco flowers are seen in the foreground with tobacco plants in the background, in Manisrenggo village, Klaten regency, Central Java. A total of 600 hectares from a 1,509 hectare plot in the district is allocated for tobacco plants. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Tobacco flowers are seen in the foreground with tobacco plants in the background, in Manisrenggo village, Klaten regency, Central Java. A total of 600 hectares from a 1,509 hectare plot in the district is allocated for tobacco plants. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A farmer takes care of his Bligon tobacco trees. The farmer needs to remove rotten leaves to maintain the plants.  JP/Aditya Sagita

    A farmer takes care of his Bligon tobacco trees. The farmer needs to remove rotten leaves to maintain the plants. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A worker picks tobacco leaves. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A worker picks tobacco leaves. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A worker shows his blackened hands due to the nicotine contained in tobacco plants. Many workers suffer from irritation to their arms and legs after working in the field. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A worker shows his blackened hands due to the nicotine contained in tobacco plants. Many workers suffer from irritation to their arms and legs after working in the field. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A worker, whose hands have been blackened due to the nicotine in tobacco plants, wraps the leaves. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A worker, whose hands have been blackened due to the nicotine in tobacco plants, wraps the leaves. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • hree workers move rolled tobacco leaves into a cart. JP/Aditya Sagita

    hree workers move rolled tobacco leaves into a cart. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Raw green tobacco leaves are stored between 3 to 7 days. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Raw green tobacco leaves are stored between 3 to 7 days. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Female workers sort tobacco leaves. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Female workers sort tobacco leaves. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Female workers are involved in the whole process from cultivating, harvesting, sorting and drying the tobacco. Their skills control the quality of tobacco. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Female workers are involved in the whole process from cultivating, harvesting, sorting and drying the tobacco. Their skills control the quality of tobacco. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Tobacco leaves are stored between 3 to 7 days before the shredding process. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Tobacco leaves are stored between 3 to 7 days before the shredding process. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • An elementary school student rides her bike, passing neatly arranged sliced tobacco on bamboo trays that are dried by the sun at the side of the road. JP/Aditya Sagita

    An elementary school student rides her bike, passing neatly arranged sliced tobacco on bamboo trays that are dried by the sun at the side of the road. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A worker is seen neatly arranging the sliced tobacco on bamboo trays. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A worker is seen neatly arranging the sliced tobacco on bamboo trays. JP/Aditya Sagita

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