A farmer harvests unripened wheat by hand in a field in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura city

 
A farmer harvests unripened wheat by hand in a field in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura city
A farmer harvests unripened wheat by hand in a field in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura city, 210 km (130 miles) north of Cairo, March 23, 2008. Some Egyptian farmers are selling their unripened wheat crops for export to produce bio-ethanol in the United States and Europe. Bio-ethanol is sold as a blend component in fuel as it increases octane production while giving cleaner emissions. Egypt is one of the world's leading wheat importers, usually buying more than 6 million tons a year. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri (EGYPT)