Pepper Harvest in Vietnam
It's harvest time in Vietnam. All over the country, farmers are picking their pepper and preparing it for export. Once the pepper has been removed from the vine, it needs to be sorted. In Quang Tri and across the central region of Vietnam, this normally happens on a household level where the berries are separated from the spike, washed in water and left to dry in the sun, suspended on rattan mats. ROP paid a visit to one of the sorting centers specializing in these traditional methods to see how it's done.