Yellow Sacks

Shortage of labor in the hills of Nepal has further deepened the existing food problem. Most farmland have turned into grassland. Remittance income has enabled farmers to import rice from low land in sacks commonly called as yellow sacks (‘pahelo bora’ in Nepali). These pahelo bora seen in the pictures are being transported from Bhairahawa to remote villages in the hill district of Myagdi and beyond adding more carbon footprint to our food system.