The OPIC Blog

Featured photo: Bountiful harvest in Ethiopia

a farmer in Ethiopia
Photo by Alina Paul-Bossuet

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, this photo, a Feed the Future photo contest winner, shows a farmer in Ethiopia, succeeding against the odds and producing a bountiful harvest in drought conditions. He is transporting a variety of chickpea called “areti,” which means “not afraid of drought.” The areti was introduced by the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research.

Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Initiative, supported here by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is working with local groups in Ethiopia to improve markets for chickpeas in the country. OPIC also supports Feed the Future through multiple projects aimed at improving agricultural yields and access to clean water. See other Feed the Future photo contest winners here.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Related Post

On Earth Day, some highlights of sustainable development around the world

This week, we’ve focused on the projects we are supporting to advance sustainable development around the world, and the progress...

Earth Day slideshow: How OPIC invests in our planet

Each year, Earth Day presents an opportunity to highlight both the challenges the earth is facing and some of the...

How to make every day Earth Day

While investment in renewable energy in developing countries continues to set records, “OPIC is cognizant of how much remains to...