Pictures of farming households practising wholesome diets and fascinating in nutritious meals manufacturing throughout the persisting COVID-19 pandemic, 5 of which by Filipino photographers, received within the 2021 photograph contest of the Southeast Asian Regional Heart for Graduate Research and Analysis in Agriculture (SEARCA) themed “One Well being is Wealth: Wholesome Agriculture and Sustainable Meals Methods.”
Filipinos received the primary and second prizes, Individuals’s Alternative and SEARCA Director’s Alternative awards, and the Finest Youth Photographer Award (Cell Cellphone). The opposite successful images have been by photographers from Vietnam and Myanmar.
A photograph depicting dwelling gardening by Lindy Vivien Aldaba received the primary prize. The successful image is a vignette illustrating how the COVID-19 pandemic opened folks’s minds to supply meals within the consolation of their very own houses with entry to on-line assets to assist them develop their crops nicely.
Klienne Eco bagged the second prize together with his photograph of a mom and her kids going by a schoolbook collectively in entrance of a wholesome unfold of greens, fruits, milk, and bread.
The third prize went to a photograph of a farmer harvesting water mimosa by The Duy Tu. Water mimosa is a calcium- and iron-rich vegetable that additionally incorporates nutritional vitamins A and C. In Southeast Asia, it’s present in nonetheless waters in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The winner of the SEARCA Director’s Alternative is a photograph by Arturo B. de Vera, Jr. exhibiting a farming couple with the daddy getting ready a contemporary harvest of fruit and veggies for a meal and the mom breastfeeding her child, each of which can increase the immune system towards rampant illnesses, together with COVID-19.
“The meals techniques that concentrate on sustainable agriculture and acknowledge breastfeeding as the primary meals reduce throughout human well being and planetary well being,” mentioned Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director.
He added that the photograph vividly captured the brightness of the solar that highlights the colourful harvest of the day.
Then again, Kyaw Zayar Lin’s photograph of farm employees having a meal beside a rice discipline emerged because the Philippine Division of Schooling Secretary’s Alternative. Dr. Leonor Magtolis Briones is the incumbent Philippine Schooling Secretary.
The Individuals’s Alternative Award winner is a photograph by Arnel Dagdag Garcia of a younger boy about to plant a seedling as his father and brother harvest crops behind him. The photograph garnered greater than 1,000 likes on Fb.
To mark its fifteenth milestone yr, the SEARCA Picture Contest added two particular awards for younger shutterbugs who used a digital camera and a cell phone. Aung Myat Thu bagged the Finest Youth Photographer Award (Digicam) for his photograph of beans scattering out of a farmer’s cupped arms. In the meantime, her photograph of slightly lady consuming processed uncooked milk collected from a cow received for Emely J. Escala the Finest Youth Photographer Award (Cell Cellphone).
The primary, second, and third prize winners received US$1,000, $800, and $500, respectively. The SEARCA Director’s Alternative and Philippine Division of Schooling Secretary’s Alternative winners every received $500, whereas the winner of the Individuals’s Alternative Award by way of Fb votation will get $400. The Finest Youth Photographer Award recipients every received $300.
The successful images and the remainder of the finalists could also be considered at https://photocontest.searca.org.
The SEARCA Picture Contest is launched each September by way of the SEARCA web site and Fb Web page. Brenda Jocson
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