"Feeding the world, caring for the earth. Family farming in pictures" - Photo contest winner announced

The contest brought the importance and diversity of family farmers to light as well as their key contribution to a sustainable future free from hunger and poverty. 

To mark the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, FAO in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, called on students in the areas of communications, graphic design, journalism, agriculture and other related disciplines to participate in the photo contest "Feeding the world, caring for the earth. Family farming in pictures. "

The contest closed on 28 May 2014, receiving applications from 15 countries in the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC). In line with the IYFF objectives, photo entries focused on smallholder agriculture, community forestry, livestock production, family or small-scale fisheries and their contribution to food security, the eradication of poverty, land development and sustainable use of natural resources.  The representation of gender equality, youth and teamwork in family farming were also encouraged.

The 20 finalists were selected based on these key themes, in addition to visual and communicative qualities. The jury, consisting of officers from FAO-RLC chose the winning photograph Paciencia (Patience) by Juan José Toro Letelier because it captured the complex reality of family farming and, above all, the human element, rich in experiences and stories.

Winner and finalists photo gallery