Sunday, December 18, 2016

Global Food and Agriculture Photos December 18, 2016

This roundup of global food, farming, and agricultural photos appears every Sunday on Big Picture Agriculture.

Tree climbing goats feeding in an argan tree (Argania spinosa) in Essaouria, Morocco, Africa, on 17 December 2016. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Berber women open argan nuts with rocks to get to the kernels for making argan oil at the argan oil cooperative in Morocco, Africa, on 17 December 2016. Argan oil is used both for food and as an ingredient in many beauty products and cosmetics. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

A tourist group visiting a tea garden at Srimangal in Moulvibazar, North-Eastern of Bangladesh on December 16, 2016. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

A train runs through the Lawacherra Rain Forest during the winter morning at Srimangal in Moulvibazar, North-Eastern of Bangladesh on December 16, 2016. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Chicken farm gate locked at Bird Flu contagion zone in Pocheon-city, South Korea. South Korea has ordered its biggest-ever cull of chickens and other poultry, gassing millions of birds to fight an avian flu outbreak spreading at what the government called an unprecedented rate. Most of the birds culled were egg-laying hens, sending local egg prices sharply higher. Among the first consumers to react, bakeries said they were are cutting down on egg purchases and some families said they were switching to other foods. The Agriculture Ministry said on Friday it had ordered the cull of 4 million more birds, which would take to 16 million the total number killed since mid-November, or almost one-fifth of the poultry population. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Village living farmers busy in the paddy harvesting works at their agricultural paddy field just outskirts of the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, India, 16 Dec. 2016. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

A picture taken on December 16, 2016 shows a general view of oyster beds in Cancale, western France. Photo credit: AFP / DAMIEN Meyer / Getty Images.

French fisherman Daniel Kerdavid kills a shark according to the Japanese technique Ikejime onboard his boat Miyabi in Quiberon on December 15, 2016, western France. Ikejime is a special Japanese slaughter technique for fish, that is since recently also practiced in France. Photo credit: AFP / LOIC Venance / Getty Images.

Servicemen walk past a flock of dead goats in a dry area close to Dhahar in Puntland, northeastern Somalia, on December 15, 2016. Drought in the region has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen. Photo credit: AFP / MOHAMED Abdiwahab / Getty Images.

Li Weifu cultivates vegetables, trainer of the Sleuthhound of English Springer Spaniel bloodline on December 11, 2016 in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China. Li Weifu, 60 years old, began to train dogs at the age of nineteen. In 1992, he came to work at the Police Dog Unit of Xiamen Municipal Public Security Bureau. In 2004, he began to concentrate on studying 'the training of Sleuthhound and application technology'. Later on, the Sleuthhound trained by him played a key role in some homicide cases. From 2011, 'the training of Sleuthhound and application technology' began to promote among the national police forces. This technology has helped the nationwide police solve more than 1,500 cases. In 2016, Li Weifu retired with honors, but his research on Sleuthhound has not stopped. Photo credit: Wang HE / Getty Images.

Street vendor wait for customers to sale his woollen thread in Bhubaneswar, December.11, 2016. People like to wear woollen cloths in the winter. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Indonesian women sell their harvest in a traditional floating market on the Martapura river in Lok Baintan, South Kalimantan, Indonesia on May 12, 2016. Indonesia's economy grew less than analysts expected in the first quarter, a setback to President Joko Widodo's efforts to rejuvenate growth and implement reforms in Southeast Asia's largest nation. Photo credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

Daily life at the Municipal Market (Mercadao), in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the purchase of ingredients in the morning of this Sunday, 11 December 2016. In addition to the items of vegetables, butcher, fishmonger and emporium (national and imported) gathered in a single space, also has restaurants and snack bars that offer chips with the city's face. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Immigrants receive a free meal at a Family Night Christmas party at a community immigrant center on December 16, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. More than 100 children of immigrant families received gifts and meals donated by corporate sponsors at the annual Neighbors Link event. The non-profit Neighbors Link offers free English language classes, employment and skills training programs and individual support services as part of its mission to help integrate recently arrived immigrants into the community. Photo credit: Getty Images / John Moore.

A group of Vegan activists, from 'L269 Life Liberation' animals defense association, are seen on December 16, 2016, sitting in the main pedestrian street of Lyon (South-East France) as they take part to a symbolic 'bloody' Christmas dinner. During almost one hour and half, a dozen of guests, wearing evening dresses, simulated a happy dinner made of animals slaughters and fake blood. This spectacular happening was organized by the association's leaders Ceylan Cirik (Founder and Pdt of Rhone-Alps branch of L269 Life) and Tiphaine Lagarde (Vice-Pdt), to sensitize people to the suffering and violences made to animals for the human satisfaction. Photo credit: Corbis News / Serge Mouraret / Getty Images.

Bronze and white turkeys are dressed and packaged for sale on poultry farmers Tim & Lynne Lindley's 'Hostingley Farm Free Range' near Dewsbury, northern England on December 16, 2016. The turkeys and geese are reared from day-old chicks until they are slaughtered, plucked, hung and prepared all on site, ready for Christmas. Photo credit: AFP / OLI Scarff / Getty Images.

Colored chocolates stand on display inside the Barry Callebaut AG Institute in Wieze, Belgium, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2016. The 3-D printing process can cut down the time and effort in crafting desired products, while expanding design possibilities that may be too intricate for human hands. Photo credit: Jasper Juinen / Bloomberg / Getty Images.