This time we want to show you how they sort out and press tobacco to sell it to tobacco factories. Welcome to this tobacco plantation near Chilik Village, Kazakhstan.
At this plantation, they dry tobacco leaves in the sun for three to four days. They pick the tobacco leaves up early in the morning, when they are relatively soft after moist night air.
After that, they make bunches out of the tobacco leaves to dry them in the shed protecting them from wind and moist.
They store the tobacco leaves like that until sorting.
In mid September, they sort out and press tobacco to later sell it.
Tobacco sorting takes place in an enclosed space.
Both men and women participate in sorting. There is work for everyone.