Sunday, June 11, 2017

Global Food and Agriculture Photos June 11, 2017

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

An Indian worker arranges trays of silkworms in cocoons at a silk producing factory in Dharmanagar, in India's northeastern state of Tripura on June 6, 2017. The silkworms are grown in cocoons for a month before their thread is processed into silk and used in the textile trade across India. Photo credit: AFP / Lovely GHOSH / Getty Images.

An Indian woman handles a reel of silk at a factory in Dharmanagar, in India's northeastern state of Tripura, on June 6, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / Lovely GHOSH / Getty Images.

An Indian woman examines silk yarns at a silk factory in Dharmanagar, in India's northeastern state of Tripura, on June 6, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / Lovely GHOSH / Getty Images.

A bee farmer at work at a bee farm near the village of Pererov by the Pripyat River, Belarus. June 06, 2017. Photo credit: TASS / Viktor Drachev / Getty Images.

This picture taken on June 5, 2017 shows a farmer preparing to plant rice in a paddy in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo credit: AFP / STR / China OUT / Getty Images.

A vendor holds a broiler chicken for sale at the Mbare Market in Harare on June 9, 2017. South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country, the government said. The department of agriculture said although South Africa imports 'very little' poultry products from Zimbabwe, it has 'suspended all trade in live poultry, meat and table eggs' from its northern neighbour and has stepped up surveillance. Other neighbouring countries have also imposed poultry import bans. Photo credit: AFP / Jekesai NJIKIZANA / Getty Images.

A gardener trims in front of a home in a deforested section of the Atlantic Forest, on June 8, 2017 in Seropedica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. Government data show deforestation increased 58 percent in the Atlantic Forest last year, The forest originally covered an area approximately twice as large as Texas, 330 million acres, but at least 85 percent of the forest has since been cleared by human activity. The forest holds 20,000 species of plants and 2,200 species of vertebrates. The remaining pieces of the forest are threatened by illegal logging and suburban development. Photo credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images.

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands visits Tobroco Machines on June 8, 2017 in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. The company is a manufacturer of machines for use in agriculture, road construction and field maintenance. Tobroco is winner of the 2016 Koning Willem 1 Award for entrepreneurship. Photo credit: Patrick van Katwijk / Getty Images.

A farmer pulls a cart loaded with newly harvested bunches of rice from a rice field in the outskirts of Hanoi on June 9, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / HOANG DINH NAM / Getty Images.

Japanese Princess Mako (C) walks through a farming area in Chukha village on the outskirts of Paro on her visit to Bhutan on June 5, 2017. Japanese Princess Mako, the oldest of Emperor Akihito's grandchildren, is on a nine-day official visit to Bhutan. Photo credit: AFP / DIPTENDU DUTTA / Getty Images.

Lebanese and Syrians prepare dishes for an 'Iftar' (fast breaking) dinner in the Lebanese capital Beirut on June 8, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / ANWAR AMRO / Getty Images.

A handful of Rock Cod and a Halibut fresh from the Pacific Ocean are some of last fish sold at Dory's Fleet Fish Market in Newport Beach, California, early on June 4, 2017. Once filled with many different types of fish, the increase in global overfishing has threatened the supply in the world's oceans and according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 90 percent of the worlds fisheries are either being fully exploited, or are at risk of collapsing. Photo credit: AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN / Getty Images.

Rocco the Cocker Spaniel enjoys an ice cream with his owner as they take part in the Great North Dog Walk on June 4, 2017 in South Shields, England. Founded in 1990 by former teacher and two times UK Fundraiser of the Year Tony Carlisle the event helps raise thousands of pounds for charity. The event is internationally recognised and currently holds the world record as the largest dog walk ever held. This year there were reported to be over 28,000 dogs represented by 128 breeds. Photo credit: Ian Forsyth / Getty Images.