January and February are the months of Sorghum harvest in Pakistan. The FBLN Pakistan chapter recently shared a video of the ongoing harvest and a specific practice related to the harvest.
‘Laihar’ means panicle collector who gets their share at the end of the day in shape of one pack of the panicles that they carry on their shoulder during collection. A poor man approached a laihar to give alm and they gave him what they deemed appropriate on the spot. The collectors are also responsible to cut the stems and oil them in the field as part of daily wage that they get at the end of the day.
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Produced by: TheWaterChannel/ Flood Based Livelihoods Network
Region: PakistanSorghum Harvest in Pakistan