This photo shows one of Matthieu’s neighbours collecting ladybirds and other whitefly-loving predators from a sago plant, having first shaken the leaves onto a board and then using a pipe to suck them into a jar.
Usa is dominated by pepper growers, much as Aki is by aubergine growers. After my tour of the aubergine farms of Aki we stopped off for refreshment at an ice-cream stall, where the selection included aubergine ice-cream. Delicious it is too. Matthieu’s eyes lit up when he saw it. I think he saw a marketing opportunity for his sweet peppers.