PORTRAITS, ETHIOPIA. Wollo. Portraits of villagers enroled in the Concern Food for Work project. The work involves terracing slopes to help prevent erosion of the land. CDREF00047RURAL LIFE, INDIA. Andhra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. Portrait of children in their village. CDREF00432ITALY. River Po, Turin. In spite of expensive high tech water treatment plants, 85% of the phosphorus dumped in the river remains untreated by the plant and returns to the river. The main effect caused by excessive phosphate build up is eutrophication. CDREF00553.ITALY, Po Delta. Straw Bailing. Modern irrigation systems help farmers in the Po valley to produce some of the Worlds highest yields per hectare. Water taken from the Po for farming has rocketed to 18 billion cubic meters a year, about 36% of all water consumption in Italy. CDREF00553.BOLIVIA - LA PAZ. Woman sitting under her stall at a fruit and meat market. CDREF00559.
CASTER OIL POD, BALI. CDREF00228ITALY. River Po, Turin. HEALTH, INDIA. Andra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. An elderly woman with leprosy using a stick to help her walk. CDREF00019INDUSTRY, MALAYSIA. Golden Hope Oil Palm plantations. Palm trees which are no longer productive are felled and then shredded and composted. Big digger machine used to fell trees. CDREF00031CUBA - TRANSPORT, Havana. Whole families (and friends) are transported on bicycles. CDREF00578.
VIRGIN BOREAL FOREST, BHUTAN. The vast temperate forests are one of Bhutans major natural resources. About 60% of the country is covered by forest, much of it untouched. Logging is so carefully controlled, that the timber industry cannot utilize its sawmills to full capacity. CDREF00371AGRICULTURE, INDIA. Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor District, Rishi Valley. Harvesting organic rice. CDREF00433UNITED KINGDOM - VIOLIN MAKER. Craftsman making a violin in his workshop. The graduation of the plates to the proper thickness along with the cutting of the sound holes and fitting and glueing the bassbar are really the most difficult aspects of violin making. CDREF00582.ITALY. Source of the River Po. Pian del Re, vicinity Crissolo. During the summer, hundreds of vehicles from all over Northern Italy bring picnickers to the source of the Po. They use the Pian del Re peat bog as a car park, destroying rare alpine flora and fauna. At sunset, when the last car is gone, the area will be covered with empty bottles, tin cans and litter. CDREF00553.DIARRHOEA HOSPITAL, BANGLADESH - Dacca. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research hospital. Mother with her child being treated for diarrhoea. Most cases of childhood diarrhoea can be treated with oral rehydration solution. Serious or neglected cases have to be treated in hospitals or field hospitals. Diarrhoel diseases are the main causes of death in Bangladesh and in many developing countries. CDREF00557.
PORTRAITS, ETHIOPIA. Wollo. Portraits of villagers enroled in the Concern Food for Work project. The work involves terracing slopes to help prevent erosion of the land. CDREF00047
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