Food production and sustainable farming, a hot topic across for discussion across all environmental platforms.
Intensive farming is linked to loss of wildlife, soil and water pollution, and poor animal welfare. Some people say it’s the only way to feed a growing world population at a time when climate change, soil degradation, and water shortages are threatening food production. However you choose to address the matter, we have some stunning picture sets to accompany your copy.
Below, we have presented a few picture sets, highlighting four keys areas. Starting with ‘A day in the life’ our most recent set, which includes warming images of a Gloucester Old Spot sow and her piglets, lying on straw in a sty. These images were taken by various photographers in the heart of Gloucestershire, UK.
Our image and video content is shot by award-winning photographers, from all across the globe with individual style, and expertise in travel, wildlife, and environmental content. Each picture set has been carefully edited to include the very finest imagery with similar lighting, backgrounds, subject matter, and even location.
Our sets can be purchased as a package collection, or as part of your license agreement.
A day in the life
Microgreens & urban farms
- A whopping 72% of UK land is currently used by farmers for food production
- 40% of all antibiotics consumed in the UK are used on farm animals
- 8 Billion animals are breed for food each year
- 475,000 jobs are provided by agriculture in the uk
- 35% – The amount global food demand is expected to increase by 2030
- 75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and 5 animal species
Micro-greens, or micro leaves, are simply the seedlings of leafy herbs and plants that we would usually allow to grow to full size before harvesting. All micro-greens are grown in the same way, sown into compost, and placed in the light. They are so tiny that they can be grown all year round, on a windowsill indoors. They can be grown in just about anything, from seed trays and old yoghurt pots to pieces of guttering, and should be ready to harvest just one or two weeks after sowing.
Urban farming is growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or municipality. Photographed by our contributor Mint Images, we have a whole selection showcasing the art of growing microgreen seedlings, in an urban farm.
A mosaic of farmers fields, semi-natural habitats, human infrastructures and occasional natural habitats. These images are simply striking, and with the advantage of drone photography, the most breathing aerial shots can be captured for your content.
Portraits and footprints
Transitioning to sustainable agriculture requires growing and sustaining an ecologically skilled workforce. In the face of rapidly advancing climate change, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity, it is clear that global agriculture must swiftly and decisively shift toward sustainability.
There is much literature to read, government support paths, and education for our next generation to take hold of. What’s clear is this change needs to be embraced worldwide. Farmers across every continent need support, guidance, and tools to enable this change.