Sunday, April 2, 2017

Global Food and Agriculture Photos April 2, 2017

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


A Kashmiri gardener works among tulips growing in a Tulip Garden, claimed to be Asia's largest in Srinagar on April 1,2017. The tourism industry is hoping that 2017 will herald a renewal of tourists to the scenic region after last year's civil unrest drove both domestic and foreign tourists out of the valley. More than 90 civilians have been killed and thousands injured during the latest protests against Indian rule, sparked by the killing on July 8, 2016, of a popular rebel leader of Hizbul Mujahideen during a gunfight with Indian soldiers. Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence from British rule in 1947, and both claim the territory. Photo credit: AFP / Tauseef MUSTAFA / Getty Images.


Indian customers check the quality of lemons for sale at a market in Ahmedabad on March 31, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / SAM PANTHAKY / Getty Images.


Indian farmers Yadaiah (R) and Achaiah show their crop of dried red chillies at a wholesale market in Hyderabad on March 27, 2017. Despite a bumper harvest of red chillies, farmers in the southern Indian state of Telangana are suffering from low prices with some prices as low as Indian Rupees 2000 (USD 30.73) per quintal (100 kilogrammes) instead of the expected INR 5000 (USD 76.83). Photo credit: AFP / NOAH SEELAM / Getty Images.


Workers harvest Alsacian asparagus on a biological explotation field on March 28, 2017, in Duppigheim, eastern France. Photo credit: AFP / Sebastien Bozon / Getty Images.


Indonesian authorities destroy seven of seventy five foreign illegal fishing vessels in the waters off Belawan in Medan, North Sumatra province, on April 1, 2017, as scuttling of fishing vessels took place in eleven different locations at the same time. The world's biggest archipelago nation has been seeking to stop foreign vessels fishing without permission in its territory, with President Joko Widodo claiming it costs the economy billions of dollars annually. Photo credit: AFP / GATHA GINTING / Getty Images.


Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive officer for Monsanto Co., speaks while holding up an apple during the Global Agribusiness Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The forum brings together leaders in the world of agriculture to discuss agribusiness and seek solutions to challenges faced by society to develop socioeconomically and preserve the environment. Photo credit: Victor Moriyama / Bloomberg / Getty Images.


An aerial view shows a tractor sowing seeds in a cereal crop on March 25, 2017, near Laon, northeastern France. Photo credit: AFP / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / Getty Images.


Sugercane farmer Eddie Fabbro inspects his crop outside the Queensland town of Ayr on March 30, 2017, after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Torrential rain hampered relief efforts on March 30 after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists wait to be evacuated from resort islands. Photo credit: AFP / PETER PARKS / Getty Images.


An Afghan farmer walks through a poppy field in Zari District of Kandahar province on March 31, 2017. Over the last 15 years, the US government has spent billions of dollars on a war to eliminate drugs from Afghanistan, but the country still remains the world's top opium producer. Opium production is a major source of income for the Taliban insurgents. Last year, Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation compared to the previous year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts and declining international aid to combat drugs, according to the United Nations. Photo credit: Javed TANVEER / AFP / Getty Images.


French winemakers march in downtown Narbonne, southwestern France, on March 25, 2017 to protest 'unfair competition' of Spanish wines imports, and call out to the candidates for the upcoming French presidential election. The banner reads ' Union of Winemakers form the Gard department'. Photo credit: AFP / RAYMOND ROIG / Getty Images.


AWAL, 56 year old Nepalese farmer is seen selling radishes at Patan Durbar Square, Patan, Nepal on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He used sell Nrs. 20 (US$ 0.2) per Kg and earns Nrs. 500 - 1000 (US$ 5-10) per day. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.


A mother and her child are seen under fully bloomed cherry blossom trees in Bursa's Inegol region, Turkey on April 1, 2017. Photo credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

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