Readers Album: A bird’s-eye view of rice planting
Hasawi rice is some of the most valuable in the world.
Ibrahim Mulhim captured this image of Hasawi rice being planted last summer. Rice from al-Hasa is some of the most expensive in the world, costing about SR30, since it takes up to six months to yield as it starts in June and is ready for harvest by the end of the year. The rice requires a lot of water and special treatment as the plants must be moved from the yard to other areas during the various phases of growth. Mulhim, who lives in al-Hasa and works as a planning analyst in Internal Auditing, used a DJI Mavic Drone to get a bird’s-eye view for the photograph. He has worked for the company for 12 years.