Rice

Festival of Food

From individual creative toil, the passage to trade for global consumption requires many hands. In Asian countries, rice is primarily produced by smallholders and harvesting is still carried out manually by many farmers themselves. Harvesting is followed by threshing, often by hand. Milling, distribution and trade follow. Similarly, writers and illustrators work to create content in their own houses, followed by editing, publication, distribution and consumption, like the processes of threshing, milling, distribution and trade. It’s a hard grind but necessary and, ultimately, worthwhile and rewarding.