Sunday, March 19, 2017

Farm and Food Photos March 19, 2017

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

Trees blossom in an orchard of nectarine, peaches and apricot trees in the Drome valley near Valence, southeastern France, on March 17, 2017. As the orchards of the Drome valley are in bloom 15 days earlier than in the last year, the arboriculturists are in high spirits after the catastrophic season of 2016. Photo credit: AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / Getty Images.

An Ivorian vendor shows a snail at a market in Abidjan's district of Adjame on March 16, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO / Getty Images.

Employees peel, sort and pack cabbage in the agro-town of Olshany, Stolin District. 25 large farming enterprises that grow cucumbers, tomatoes and cabbage are registered in the town. 90% of the produced vegetables are exported to Russia. Photo credit: Viktor Drachev / TASS / Getty Images.

Members of a pro-government community organisation work in an expropriated bakery in Caracas on March, 17, 2017. Supported by popular militiamen, Venezuelan government inspectors oversee bakeries as bread comes out of the oven, to undermin an alleged plot to induce scarcity of this staple food. Photo credit: AFP / JUAN BARRETO / Getty Images.

Workers take a rest at the entrence of JBS-Friboi chicken processing plant, in Samambaia, Federal District, Brazil on March 17, 2017. Brazilian Federal police have dismantled, after two years of running the 'weak flesh' operation, a vast network of adulterated food, involving major meat processing plants and inspectors who accepted bribes to approve products in bad condition for domestic consumption and exportation. Photo credit: AFP / EVARISTO SA / Getty Images.

The Prince of Wales with French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann who presented him with the France√Ęs Order of Agricultural Merit at Clarence House in London, in honour of his close co-operation with France and for his commitment to achieving more sustainable and resilient agriculture. Photo credit: PA Images / Dominic Lipinski / Getty Images.

An Indian farmer from Tamil Nadu state wearing a necklace of human skulls representing suicides by agricultural workers gestures during a protest with other farmers in New Delhi on March 15, 2017. Tamil Nadu state farmers protested to demand a profitable price for their agricultral products, and called for the formation of management committee for solving Cauvery river water disputes. More than 200 farmers have committed suicide in Tamil Nadu in recent months following crop failure due to poor rainfall and inadequate water for irrigation. Photo credit: / AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGH / Getty Images.

This photo taken on March 15, 2017 shows Chinese farmers working in a wheat field in Chiping county in Liaocheng, east China's Shandong province. GMOs are essentially banned in China despite their potential for feeding the world's largest population but the debate over whether to introduce them rages, including at the ongoing annual session of China's parliament, illustrating sharp divisions amongst the country, as Beijing puts massive financing on research project while a province just decided a 5 year-ban. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT / Getty Images.

A woman and a girl carry food from a distribution centre in Ngop in South Sudan's Unity State on March 10, 2017. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) distributed food (maize, lentils, oil and corn soya blend) for more than 7,100 people in Ngop. South Sudan, the world's youngest nation formed after splitting from the north in 2011, has declared famine in parts of Unity State, saying 100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine. Aid groups have slammed a 'man-made' famine caused by ongoing fighting in the country where civil war has forced people to flee, disrupted agriculture, sent prices soaring, and seen aid agencies blocked from accessing some of the worst-hit areas. Photo credit: AFP / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / Getty Images.

Customers browse fruit and vegetables inside a Marketplace by City Mart store, operated by City Mart Holdings Co., in Yangon, Myanmar, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. City Mart has 20 years of market knowledge to help it compete against international players, said Win Win Tint, managing director of City Mart in a Bloomberg interview on March 9. Photo credit: Brent Lewin / Bloomberg / Getty Images.

A worker prepares bails of tobacco for sale during the official opening of the tobacco selling season at Boka Tobacco Auction Floors in Harare on March 15, 2017. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA / Getty Images.

More than one hundred people participated in the roasting contest organized by the City of Osorno, Chile, on 18 March 2017 that was held in Chuyaca Park, this activity seeks to highlight the important meat production in the region. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

A gardener does finishing touches in a field of tulips in the Keukenhof in Lisse, on March 16, 2017. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / ANP / Remko de Waal / Netherlands OUT / Getty Images.