SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

With the unprecedented COVID-19 and Asian Swine Flu global pandemics already more than a year old and showing no signs of slowing down, we are constantly reminded of how interconnected our world is and should be managed. This interconnectivity between the health of people, animals, and the environment is also known as One Health, and is one of the 7 Priority Areas in SEARCA's 11th Five-Year Plan (FY 2020–2025), specifically "EcoHealth/OneHealth applications to Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD)."

As part of commemorating its 15th year milestone this 2021, SEARCA's Annual Photo Contest will focus on promoting One Health applications to agricultural and rural development (ARD), specifically sustainable food systems amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

First Prize

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - First Prize: LINDY VIVIEN ALDABA, The Philippines

LINDY VIVIEN ALDABA

The Philippines

Caption by photographer: Home Farming. This pandemic opened our minds to produce food in the comfort of our homes. You don't even have to own a vast farmland to do so. And if you don't have the knowledge and experience, you may just learn browse and learn online. So who says we could not be productive while in quarantine.

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Second Prize

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Second Prize: KLIENNE ECO, The Philippines

KLIENNE ECO

The Philippines

Caption by photographer: When there was a lockdown in the Philippines due to the pandemic virus, many Filipinos stayed at home. Many have not been prepared for the lockdown that will take several months. Some of the Filipinos have learned to do backyard farming so that they can provide nutritious food anytime they want.

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Third Prize

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Third Prize: THE DUY TU, Vietnam

THE DUY TU

Vietnam

Caption by photographer: Harvesting water mimosa

Special Awards

SEARCA Director's Choice

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - SEARCA Director's Choice: ARTURO B. DE VERA JR., The Philippines

ARTURO B. DE VERA JR.

The Philippines

Caption by photographer: On the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, the health of our family became at stake. With this, parents needed extra caution in taking care of their children and ensuring to provide only healthy food for them. As such, fresh harvest of vegetables fruits and breastfeeding for babies will really help boost their immune system against rampant diseases.

 

 

Philippine Department of Education Secretary's Choice

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Philippine Department of Education Secretary's Choice: KYAW ZAYAR LIN, Myanmar

KYAW ZAYAR LIN

Myanmar

Caption by photographer: The view of yokels from rural while they get away for lunch aside of field .They are the foods producer for many peoples.

 

 

People's Choice

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - People's Choice: ARNEL DAGDAG GARCIA, The Philippines

ARNEL DAGDAG GARCIA

The Philippines

Caption by photographer: A father and his oldest son are busy collecting crops, while his younger son is busy planting fresh plants to ensure that they have enough food to survive. Investing a lot of time in planting is a good method to save lives, especially during a pandemic.

 

 

Best Youth Photographer (Camera)

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Best Youth Photographer (Camera): AUNG MYAT THU, Myanmar

AUNG MYAT THU

Myanmar

Caption by photographer: A harvester choice the beans and do the packing for selling in the market.

 

 

Best Youth Photographer (Mobile Phone)

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Best Youth Photographer (Mobile Phone): EMELY J. ESCALA, The Philippines

EMELY J. ESCALA

The Philippines

Caption by photographer: A girl drinking milk after processing of raw milk collected from a milking cow.

Finalists

Listed in no particular order

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: ME ME KO LAY, Myanmar

ME ME KO LAY

Myanmar

Caption by photographer: During the covid period, backyard cultivation of healthy fresh leaves.

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: ADY AGUSTIAN, Indonesia

ADY AGUSTIAN

Indonesia

Caption by photographer: Plant breeding with biotechnology is very useful for: Preventing the extinction of rare plant species, to obtain identical plant species, to obtain plant species with the desired properties.

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15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: TRAN VAN TUY, Vietnam

TRAN VAN TUY

Vietnam

Caption by photographer: Raising sheep is a source of income for people, the sheep after a day of eating on the way back to the barn

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: AUNG PYII ZONE, Myanmar

AUNG PYII ZONE

Myanmar

Caption by photographer: This photo is taken during Covid - 19 third wave pandemic in Myanmar. People who plant mushrooms which includes one of the most widely eaten mushrooms are preparing to sell to the markets after covid.

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15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: THETNAINGWIN, Myanmar

THETNAINGWIN

Myanmar

Caption by photographer: Plucking-Time

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: PHAM VAN THANH, Vietnam

PHAM VAN THANH

Vietnam

Caption by photographer: Sheep farming

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: ROME MIGUEL CERDIÑA, The Philippines

ROME MIGUEL CERDIÑA

The Philippines

Caption by photographer: Sheepherder: A sheepherder is a herder of sheep, One of the first farmed animals, reared for thousands of years. Sheeps are multi-purpose animals, raised for their meat, milk, wool, and skins

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: TRAN VAN TUY, Vietnam

TRAN VAN TUY

Vietnam

Caption by photographer: Disabled man still overcomes his fate to be a good breeder

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: NGUYEN LINH VINH QUOC, Vietnam

NGUYEN LINH VINH QUOC

Vietnam

Caption by photographer: Cham girls tending sheep in the field.

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: HEINNHTET KYAW, Myanmar

HEINNHTET KYAW

Myanmar

Caption by photographer: Harvesting

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: TRUONG MINH DIEN, Vietnam

TRUONG MINH DIEN

Vietnam

Caption by photographer: The movement of growing crops on rice land is developing strongly in Hon Dat district - Kien Giang. Typically, growing papaya tubers in the Tet crop yields 10 times as much as rice. Currently entering the peak period of harvesting palanquins to supply the Tet market. Unlike previous years, although it has just passed December, the price of the palanquin has increased day by day. Currently, fresh palanquins in the field are at 18,000 - 20,000 VND/kg, an increase of about 5,000 - 6,000 VND/kg over the same period last year. The whole Hon Dat district has hundreds of households growing palanquins, with a total area of ​​nearly 100 hectares. The concentrated planting area is in Soc Son town and My Thai and My Hiep communes… Especially My Thuan commune, which produces more than 30% of the district's palanquin output. The effectiveness of the model of growing Tet palanquin on rice land not only helps increase income for farmers, but also contributes to creating jobs for idle farmers, helping the locality to quickly reduce the rate of poor households. According to statistics, by the end of 2020, there are only 55 poor households in My Thuan commune, accounting for approximately 3%. It is also from the palanquin that contributes to the construction of a new countryside in the homeland that is increasingly prosperous.

15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) - Finalist: TRAN VAN TUY, Vietnam

TRAN VAN TUY

Vietnam

Caption by photographer: Catfish farming, a job to improve income for the family, they take advantage of the land of ponds and lakes, releasing fish to add economic value to their lives.

Judges

Final Round Judges

Alphabetical order

  • Ms. Ryma Affani

    Curator
    Emirates Soil Museum
    c/o The International Center
    for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
    United Arab Emirates

  • Ms. Lyka Gonzalez

    Representative
    Youth in Creative Arts and Informal Sector
    United Nations Youth Advisory Board (UNYAB) Philippines
    Documentary Filmmaker, Photographer,
    and Multimedia Specialist

    The Philippines

  • Dr. Flavie Goutard

    Epidemiologist (OneHealth Expert)
    CIRAD, National Institute of Veterinary Research (NIVR),
    and National Institute of Animal Sciences (NIAS)
    Vietnam

  • Mr. Jichen Liu

    Youth Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals
    Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's
    Envoy on Youth
    Founder and CEO
    Clear Plate
    China

  • Dr. Nurul Shazini Ramli

    Faculty (OneHealth Expert)
    Food Science and Technology
    Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
    Malaysia

  • Ms. Noriko Usui

    Filipino Farmer
    Cortijo De Palsabangon Farm, Park and Restaurant
    The Philippines

  • Dr. Ethel Agnes Valenzuela

    Director
    Southeast Asian Ministers of Education
    Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat
    Thailand


Special Award Judges

Alphabetical order

  • Hon. Leonor Briones

    Secretary
    Department of Education (DepEd)
    The Philippines

  • Dr. Glenn Gregorio

    Director
    Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study
    and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
    The Philippines

Youth Category

  • Mr. Nathan Felix

    Representative
    SEARCA Youth Ambassadors Platform (SAYAP)
    The Philippines

  • Ms. Jean Labios

    Representative
    SEARCA Youth Ambassadors Platform (SAYAP)
    The Philippines

  • Mr. Sonny Pasiona

    Representative
    SEARCA Youth Ambassadors Platform (SAYAP)
    The Philippines

  • Ms. Kristine Quilapio

    Representative
    SEARCA Youth Ambassadors Platform (SAYAP)
    The Philippines

Theme

The 15th SEARCA Photo Contest (2021) with the theme One Health is Wealth: Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19 seeks images from across Southeast Asia that embody One Health. Photo submissions ideally showcase interactions between humans, plants, animals and the environment in agricultural and sustainable food systems settings in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

Sub-themes of interest include:

  • Contribution of farmer families and youths toward One Health in pandemic conditions
  • Sustainable/environmentally harmonious food systems as a working example of One Health
  • Food safety, healthy diets, and improved nutrition through One Health in agriculture
  • Safeguarding animal health amidst the Asian Swine Flu pandemic
  • Environmental awareness and protection on the farm level in COVID conditions

SEARCA Photo Contest 2021 - One Health is Wealth:  Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems amidst COVID-19

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