Sunday, June 19, 2016

Global Food and Agriculture Photos June 19, 2016

A Kashmiri farmer carries paddy saplings before sowing in a paddy field during sowing season on June 13, 2016 in Kangan, about 44 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Agricultural land is fast disappearing from Kashmir due to rapid urbanisation and experts fear that if the process goes unchecked for a few more years, it could pose a serious threat to the agriculture sector in the Himalayan region. Photo credit: Yawar Nazir / Getty Images.

Indian labourers unload sacks of onions from a truck at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market on the outskirts of Amritsar on June 16, 2016. India's consumer prices rose faster than expected in May due to higher food costs, official figures showed, which will likely lead the central bank to hold off lowering interest rates. The inflation rate increased to 5.76 percent from a year earlier, substantially higher than the 4.8 percent recorded in March and 5.4 percent in April, reported the statistics ministry. Photo credit: NARINDER NANU / AFP / Getty Images.

Villagers carrying harvested bananas cross the road in Morogoro, Tanzania on June 17, 2016. Photo credit: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty Images.

Smoke billows in the late afternoon sky from the Sherpa Fire burning in the coastal mountains on June 16, 2016, south of Solvang, California. The 6,800 acre fire, driven by erratic sundowner winds, began near Refugio and El Capitan State Parks and is moving east toward the ranches and community of Goleta. Photo credit: George Rose / Getty Images.

Seasonal fruits are on display at a three-day fruit festival organised by Department of Agricultural Extension at Farmgate in Dhaka on June 16th, Bangladesh. Photo credit: Sk Hasan Ali / Corbis via Getty Images.

The districts around Dhaka meet a large chunk of the demand for season vegetables in the capital. Some farmers even harvest crops three times in just one winter season to keep up with the ever increasing demand. Beans, tomato, spinach, beet, turnip, radish, carrot, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, gourd, snake gourd, ladies' finger, potato, green peas and pumpkin are grown. They are then shipped to local markets from where wholesalers ship them to the capital. The consumers buy them from kitchen markets as well as in chain stores. They pay a lot to buy the vegetables. The people who actually grow them do not even get half the price of what consumers pay at shops. Photos were taken from Narsingdi Bangladesh districts on June 16. Photo credit: Sk Hasan Ali / Corbis via Getty Images.

Workers busy with newly harvested boro paddy that has started coming to markets. Boatloads of rice being brought to Ashuganj market on the Meghna River in Kishoreganj Bangladesh on June 12. The wholesale market, one of the biggest in the country, is dominated by middlemen who are allegedly ripping off farmers taking an undue advantage of slow public procurement of rice. Photo credit: Sk Hasan Ali / Corbis via Getty Images.

A weeding robot is pictured during a demonstration of new technologies 'Digifermes' (Digital farms) at the Arvalis farm, an applied agricultural research organisation dedicated to arable crops, on June 15, 2016 in Saint-Hilaire-en-Woevre, eastern France. Photo credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP / Getty Images.

Workers harvest a wheat crop in the village of Rawda in the Bekaa valley, central Lebanon, on June 15, 2016. Photo credit: JOSEPH EID / AFP / Getty Images.

A foreman watches as Syrian children harvest onions from an agriculture field in the town of Rayak in the Bekaa valley, central Lebanon, on June 15, 2016. A great number of Syrian refugee children and Arab tribes (nomads) children are being employed to work in harvesting the agricultural crops in the Bekaa valley. These children are payed around four US dollars a day for their work. Photo credit: JOSEPH EID / AFP / Getty Images.

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