A Thousand Words: Feed the Future in Pictures

April 16, 2014

Twice a year, we hold an open call for our partners to send in photos of Feed the Future in action. What we get is, well, amazing.

We've received photos not only of our work in Feed the Future focus countries, but of U.S. Government-supported food security activities around the world that are helping change the face of poverty and hunger, one farmer at a time.  

Add it all up and you get some impressive numbers: Millions of farmers, rural families, and children helped. More on that later this spring.

For now, we’re excited to share with you the winners of our recent Feed the Future photo contest, selected from a pool of more than 160 photos by our interagency panel of judges.

As you’ll see, we’re helping farmers access new technologies and markets to grow and sell more so they can make more while improving nutrition and resilience too. 

We could explain in more words, but we’ll let the pictures do the talking.


First place

Using Technology to Grow More with Less

A man pulls a drum seeder through a field.

Photo by: Cambodia HARVEST

Submitted by: Cambodia HARVEST (USAID)

 

Second place

Gaining Skills and Income

A woman smiles while holding money next to a crate full of vegetables.

Photo by: USAID Nepal Economic Agriculture and Trade Activity

Submitted by: USAID Mission Nepal

 

Third place

Providing Veterinary Services

A woman smiles and displays a bucket full of brown chicken eggs.

Photo by: CNFA Ethiopia Commercial Farm Service Program

Submitted by: USAID Commercial Farm Service Program

 

Fourth place

Restoring Forests and Livelihoods

A woman kneels on the ground, preparing a hole in the dirt for a tree.

Photo by: Cambodia HARVEST

Submitted by: Cambodia HARVEST (USAID)

 

Fifth place

Linking Ginger Farmers and Processors

A woman smiles as she holds ginger roots in her hands.

Photo by: USAID Nepal Economic Agriculture and Trade Activity

Submitted by: USAID Mission Nepal

 

Sixth place

Using Pesticides Safely

A man in a chemical protective suit sprays a field.

Photo by: CNFA Ethiopia Commercial Farm Service Program

Submitted by: USAID Commercial Farm Service Program

 

Seventh place

Empowering the Future

A young girl talks into a microphone in front of a crowd of young people.

Photo by: Lauren Seibert, Peace Corps

Submitted by: Lauren Seibert

 

Eight place

Improving the Herd

A man in blue coveralls laughs while standing with his bull.

Photo by: Fintrac Inc.

Submitted by: USAID Mission Zimbabwe 

 

Ninth place

Bountiful Harvest in Spite of Drought

A man loads a large bundle of harvested chickpea plants onto a donkey.

Photo by: Alina Paul-Bossuet

Submitted by: Alina Paul-Bossuet

 

Tenth place

Tending Green Beans

A woman sits on the ground and tends to her green bean stalks.

Photo by: CNFA

Submitted by: CNFA

 

Honorable Mention

Improving Cow Health with Supplements

A man feeds a salt lick to two young cows in a barn.

Photo by: USAID New Economic Opportunities Initiative

Submitted by: USAID Mission Georgia, New Economic Opportunities Initiative

 

View all the submissions on our Flickr account.