Photographing for Greenpeace

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Published on: 
31/10/2017

February 2015 - on assignment for Greenpeace, documenting the lives of small scale farmers in Africa.

Greenpeace is campaigning for agriculture that is good for the planet and people. Healthy food grown with the environment — not against it. Farming that helps cope with climate change. It is a privilege to be part of their team and making photographs that will support farming for the future .

Quick facts about agriculture:

  • Ten corporations control nearly 70 percent of the world's seed market. This corporate control of agriculture means farmers have less choice.
  • Genetic Engineering does not feed the world. 99.5 percent of farmers around the world do not grow Genetically Engineered crops.
  • Industrial polluting agriculture uses synthetic fertilizers and toxic chemicals which pollute our water and soils – the very things we need in order to provide healthy food now and in the future.
  • Excessive use of synthetic fertilizers in industrial polluting agriculture contributes to climate change.

The Benefits of Ecological Farming:Ecological Farming: the way forward in food production

  • Ecological farming keeps food production in the hands of farmers and away from corporate control.
  • Ecological farming helps cope with climate change.
  • 2.6 billion small-scale farmers already produce the majority of the world's food.
  • Ecological farming is proven to be more profitable for farmers in studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

(http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/agriculture)

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