Agriculture for all, by all

Moving forward on agricultural
and rural development in Southeast Asia

SEARCA is pleased to announce the winners and finalists of its annual photo contest.

 

Images of small-scale Asian farmers, fishers, and retailers in their colorful work environments were adjudged best photos in the recently concluded 11th Photo contest of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). Three Vietnamese photographers bagged the first, second, and third prizes with their entries to the annual tilt.

SEARCA received 1,455 photo entries in the three-month submission period that started in 1 September 2017. Open to Southeast Asian nationals, the 2017 photo contest centered on the theme Agriculture for All, by All: moving forward on agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia, which coincided with the new chapter in SEARCA's existence, a year after it celebrated its 50th founding anniversary.

As a curatorial endeavor, the photo contest collected images on the current progress in Southeast Asian agriculture, focusing on inclusive growth, sustainability, and innovations. Photo submissions showed the diversities and similarities of landscapes and peoples of Southeast Asia, as countries individually and collectively improve the agriculture sector, still the biggest source of livelihood for majority of the region's population.

 
 

First Prize

 
 
Tien Ho Anh (Vietnam) - First Prize
 
 

Tien Ho Anh

Vietnam

This woman was very happy when the crop was harvested

 
 

Second Prize

 
 
Ho Dang Khoa (Vietnam) - Second Prize
 
 

Hồ Đăng Khoa

Vietnam

Taking a corner from the traditional Vietnamese market, like a picture of colorful life to bring a sense of excitement.

 
 

Third Prize

 
 
Vu Thanh (Vietnam) - Third Prize
 
 

Vu Thanh

Vietnam

The staff of M & E staff at Ward 2, Bac Lieu City are patching the net for fishing vessel owners.

 
 

Finalists

 
Ivan Roma Manukrante (Indonesia) - Finalists

Ivan Roma Manukrante

Indonesia

A farmer is harvesting local rice varieties using Ani-ani, which is one of the traditional cutting tools still in use today. This local rice varieties is a government program of Tana Toraja Regency which aims to raise the local wisdom of Tana Toraja people and aim to support the progress of tourism in Tana Toraja.

Trần Vĩnh Nghĩa (Vietnam) - Finalists

Trần Vĩnh Nghĩa

Vietnam

Breakfast for a family of cattle (sic), in rural Vietnam

Vu Thanh (Vietnam) - Finalists

Vu Thanh

Vietnam

Farmers living along the coast of Bac Lieu live with the tradition of catching shrimp caught in coastal Bac Lieu.

Nguyen Thong (Vietnam) - Finalists

Nguyen Thong

Vietnam

Happy season

Carlo Zamora (Philippines) - Finalists

Carlo Zamora

Philippines

Local coffee farmer in amadeo, Cavite City Philippines

Sai Thu (Myanmar) - Finalists

Sai Thu

Myanmar

Inthar tribe fishing man

Trần Đình Thương (Vietnam) - Finalists

Trần Đình Thương

Vietnam

People are busy at harvesting rice

Tran Van Tuy (Vietnam) - Finalists

Tran Van Tuy

Vietnam

The fish caught are being transported for consumption

Tran Van Tuy (Vietnam) - Finalists

Tran Van Tuy

Vietnam

Introduce mechanization into agriculture to reduce human labor

Mauricio Victa (Philippines) - Finalists

Mauricio Victa

Philippines

Golden rice ... women farmers winnowing basket for removing rice chaff in north of Manila

Sai Thu (Myanmar) - Finalists

Sai Thu

Myanmar

Fishing net in the Inlay

Tun Tun Khine (Myanmar) - Finalists

Tun Tun Khine

Myanmar

The farmer is go home time. This photo is sunset time.

Hồ Đăng Khoa (Vietnam) - Finalists

Hồ Đăng Khoa

Vietnam

Date harvesters on the road of the rural VN


Watch out for the launching of SEARCA's 12th Photo Contest.