Caught on Camera: Feed the Future in Action

October 30, 2013

We’ve wrapped up yet another photo contest here at Feed the Future and we’re excited to publish all the amazing photos for you to view.

But first, let’s get to the winners.

Our partners submitted 65 photos depicting agriculture and food security activities supported by the U.S. Government in countries around the world. The photos show how we’re investing in smallholder farmers, knowing they are innovators and key engines of growth in rural economies—stimulating growth that can change lives, communities, economies and the world.

The photos also illustrate the importance of innovation, science and technology in empowering these farmers, many of whom are women. Even seemingly small things like better seeds or a new planting technique can make a huge difference in crop yields, nutrition and incomes.

Below are the five photo contest winners for this round and an honorable mention. Click each for more information.

Which is your favorite? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

Visit our Flickr photostream to view all the entries and past photo contests. 


First Place
Winnowing Rice

A woman winnows rice in Nigeria

Photo by: Adolphus Opara

Submitted by: USAID Mission Nigeria, MARKETS II project

 

Second Place
Practicing Healthy Behaviors

Two little boys laugh as they wash their hands

Photo by: Fintrac Inc.

Submitted by: Fintrac Inc.

 

Third Place
Precious Gifts and New Friends

A little girl hugs two goats 

Photo by: Olivier Asselin

Submitted by: USAID Mission Senegal

 

Fourth Place
Processing Green Beans

Women sort and stack green beens

Photo by: Fintrac Inc.

Submitted by: Fintrac Inc.

 

Fifth Place
Boosting the Rural Economy

A man poses in front of a dibbler

Photo by: Fenton B. Sands

Submitted by: Fenton B. Sands, USAID Mission Ghana

 

Honorable Mention
Ensuring Quality Milk in Ethiopia

Two workers test the quality of milk in containers

Photo by: CNFA

Submitted by: CNFA