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Winners’ Gallery: Feed the Future Photo Contest

By Feed the Future

Each month, Feed the Future releases a set of informative stories about the work of our partners across the globe. But a picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words, which is why we’re excited to announce the winners of our latest Feed the Future photo contest! 

Partners from U.S. Government agencies, civil society and universities submitted more than 200 inspiring photos of Feed the Future and related U.S. Government food security activities — from Haiti to Cameroon.

These images help tell the story of Feed the Future and what it strives for: connecting farmers to markets, empowering women, improving nutrition, investing in research and innovation, and generating opportunities for economic growth and trade.

After just a few short years, Feed the Future is already contributing to notable drops in poverty and child stunting in many of the places we work, achieving progress toward a more food-secure future. These pictures give us all a glimpse into that progress and the lives that are being changed.

To select the finalists highlighted below, a panel of judges from across Feed the Future’s partner agencies voted on their favorites. Check out their top picks (our contest winners) and click on each photo for more information. 

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated in our photo contest!

First Place

Tending the Garden Together

Farmers in Cambodia harvest morning glory

Photo by Marie Cusick, NOURISH

Submitted by Marie Cusick, The Manoff Group


Second Place

Boosting Income with Milk

Dairy farmer milking a cow

Photo by Fintrac Inc.

Submitted by Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Program, Fintrac Inc.


Third Place

Sweet Potato for a Brighter Future

Baby eating sweet potato

Photo by Alessandra Grasso, U.S. Borlaug Fellow

Submitted by Alessandra Grasso, U.S. Borlaug Fellow


Fourth Place

Increasing Production and Nutrition in Bangladesh

Women farmer in Bangladesh holding her harvest

Photo by Morgana Wingard

Submitted by Morgana Wingard, USAID Bangladesh


Fifth Place

Coping with Challenges Like Climate Change

Women farmer in Cambodia holding corn harvest

Photo by Fintrac Inc.

Submitted by Jessica Li, Fintrac Inc.


Honorable Mentions

Farmers Harvest Rice in Senegal

Farmers in senegal with their harvest

Photo by Jake Lyell, MCC

Submitted by Nonna Gorilovskaya, MCC


Advising Others on Safe Practices

Woman advising others on safe practices

Photo by Ashraful Islam

Submitted by Arpona Ghosh, Bangladesh AIP


Farmer and His Rice Plants

Farmer in Haiti holding his rice plants

Photo by Tony Marcelli/USAID AVANSE

Submitted by Tony Marcelli/USAID AVANSE

You can view the winning entries and past photo contests on our Flickr account. Enjoy!

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