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UN-REDD Photo Contest Nurture Forests for the Future – REDD+ for Food

The contest challenged photographers from all around the world to capture images demonstrating how trees are connected to food security and what REDD+ looks like.

FAO as part of the UN-REDD Programme is pleased to announce the winner of our Nurture Forests for the FutureREDD+ for Food photo contest that took place parallel to the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in FAO headquarters in Rome. Ms. Lani Holmberg’s, from Australia, photo “Papaya trees and poverty fighting” captured how smallholders successfully cultivate trees as suppliers of fruits through intercropping, thus providing a seamless relationship and relevance to the subject of the photo and the theme of the contest.

Credit: Lani Holmberg
Winning photo: Papaya trees and poverty fighting

The response to the contest was overwhelming: over 1,200 photos were submitted in 40 days from 80 countries depicting a diversity of agriculture practices, livelihoods diversification and a number of land management techniques.

The winner was selected by an expert panel of judges that included Marco Pinna, Photo Editor from National Geographic Italia; Sherri Dougherty, Photo Editor of FAO, María Guardia, Visual Communications Expert at FAO, Tiina Vahanen, Natural Resources Management Senior Officer at FAO and María De Cristofaro, Media Officer at FAO. We extend our appreciation to these judges for their time and critical expertise.

Read more about the contest here.

View the gallery of the top twenty five images here.

Concurso Fotográfico: Nutre los bosques para el futuro - REDD+ para la alimentación

El concurso retó a fotógrafos de todo el mundo a que capturaran imágenes que enseñaran cómo los árboles se relacionan con la seguridad alimentaria y a qué se parece REDD+.

FAO como parte del programa ONU-REDD se complace en anunciar a la ganadora de nuestro Concurso Fotográfico: Nutre los bosques para el futuro - REDD+ para la alimentación que se llevó a cabo en paralelo a la Conferencia Internacional sobre los Bosques para la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Nutrición. Lani Holmberg (Australia) con su imagen titulada “Árboles de papaya y la lucha contra la pobreza” demostró una clara relación y relevancia entre el sujeto de la foto y el tema del concurso fotográfico.

La respuesta del público al concurso fue inmensa: más de 1200 fotos fueron enviadas en 40 días desde 80 países demostrando una serie de prácticas agrícolas, diversificación en los medios de vida y un número de técnica de manejo de la tierra.

La selección fue realizada por un panel de jueces expertos que incluyeron a Marco Pinna, Editor fotográfico de National Geographic Italia, Sherri Dougherty, Editora fotográfica de la FAO, María Guardia, Experta en comunicación visual de la FAO, Tiina Vahanen, Oficial de Recursos Naturales de la FAO y Maria De Cristofaro, Oficila de medios de la FAO. Le damos las gracias a los jueces por su tiempo y experiencia.

Lea más sobre la ganadora y el concurso aquí.

Vea la galería de las 25 mejores fotografías aquí.


In this issue


Mongolia’s Forest Sector is Good Value for Money

First Regional Workshop on Tree Allometric Equations in Africa

Establishing a National Greenhouse Gas Inventory System in Ecuador

Ecuador Hosts First Regional Workshop on National Forest Monitoring Systems

Mexico Consults FAO Experts to Enhance its Forests Monitoring and Reporting Through Better Image Processing Techniques

UN-REDD Photo Contest Nurture Forests for the Future – REDD+ for Food

UN-REDD Newsletter Survey

Features & Commentary

Valuable Breakthrough in Indonesia’s Efforts Towards Improved REDD+ Governance
By: Tina Hageberg, Dr. Abdul Wahib Situmorang and Emelyne Cheney

Reports & Analysis

The Triple Bottom Line: Making the Case to Link REDD+ and Green Economy

Launch of National Forest Monitoring Systems: Monitoring and Measurement, Reporting and Verification (M & MRV) in the Context of REDD+ Activities

New Report on Forest Related Trade Opportunities in a Green Economy

Two New Go-REDD+ Issues from UN-REDD in Asia-Pacific

Looking ahead

3-14 June 2013, Bonn, Germany

Global Symposium on REDD+ and Green Economy
19-20 June 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia

Tenth UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Meeting
26-27 June 2013, Lombok, Indonesia

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