The deadline of the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Photo Contest is on Nov. 30, Wednesday.
Themed “Emerging Agricultural Innovations for the Next Generation,” the SEARCA Photo Contest is open to Cambodians as well as nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
“We are looking for images that show technologies and innovation that are modernising and transforming agriculture and rural development towards increased food supply and security,” said SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio.
He said entries can be photos that “showcase farmers and farming families, researchers, inventors, and students and the youth using technologies and innovations in the field as part of agricultural production and experimentation.”
Dr. Gregorio added that photos of agricultural innovation can be anything across the broad spectrum of crop cultivation, livestock raising or animal husbandry, and fisheries. They can be images that show agricultural inventions or new, innovative ways of doing agriculture that increase productivity, yield or income for farmers and farming families in crop cultivation, livestock or fisheries settings. Agricultural technologies can also be those developed by local communities or the youth using indigenous materials or tribal knowledge.
Moreover, photos that capture “climate-smart or environment-friendly innovations and technologies that make agriculture more sustainable and resilient against typhoons, floods, pests, and diseases” are also welcome.
US$300-US$1,000 in prizes await the top three winners as well as those winning the SEARCA Director’s Choice, Philippine Education Secretary’s Choice, People’s Choice Award, Best Agricultural Innovation or Technology, and Best Youth Photographer.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press