In honor of Thrive, our new food security campaign, I decided to dig up some photos of farmers and farm workers in Africa. It may surprise you that many of these workers are hardworking women who — in addition to raising their children and caring for their families — till the fields, sow the seeds and basically, do all the backbreaking labor it requires to bring food from farm to table. As you look at these photos, please reflect on the importance of sustainable agriculture in Africa, then support them by signing our petition here.
It really is backbreaking work — farmers from the Okyereko Rice Cooperative in Ghana.
A farmer and his son going home from the fields in the late afternoon.
Wrapping up and packaging flowers at the Golden Rose Agrofarms in Ethiopia. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE
Sometimes all you need is a really good watering can. A farmer at the Uwamwima Growers Association in Zanzibar. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE
A happy farmer basking in the afternoon sunlight. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE
Selling their produce at the market in the early morning wholesale market in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE
In addition to farming, this woman also makes baskets to make a living. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE
Two lovely young ladies working on the farm in Sentebale.
A fistful of wheat
Farmers, females…and FRIENDS.
Please remember to take action for these farmers and tell G8 leaders to make a bold plan to end global hunger by investing in sustainable agriculture programs. Sign our petition here.