PHOTOS: Tobacco harvesting in Kurdistan Region’s Balakayati area
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – As the tobacco harvest season arrived, farmers in the Kurdistan Region's scenic Balakayati area took to their lands to collect their crops.
Tobacco has been grown on the outskirts of Erbil for nearly 20 years.
Balakayati is among the leading producers of tobacco, from where it is exported to much of the country, chief among them Kurdistan Region's Erbil and Iraq’s Mosul.
Balakayati farmers have a long experience in and in-depth knowledge of how to grow what has locally been described as the finniest tobaccos in the area. The product is notably easy to handle, store, and transport.
Editing by Khrush Najari