In the northern village of Yanesar in Behshahr county, Mazandaran province, the wheat is still cut in the traditional way using sickles.

The reason for maintaining the traditional way is that mountainous roads don’t allow for the use of industrial machinery.

The region’s land owners use the manpower, including family members, to harvest the wheat.

Despite the successive droughts, Iran has remained self-sufficient in wheat production for the fourth year thanks to its farmers.

What follows are YJC’s photos of traditional wheat harvest:

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