Deadline: 30th November 2023 |

With the theme Regenerating agri-ecosystems, lowering “global boiling”,  seeks images from Southeast Asia, which  focus on agricultural technologies and practices that help abate climate change and promote less pressure to natural resources, recycle, or re-use by-products to lessen wastage, and with low carbon footprint.

Photo submissions should ideally showcase farmers and farming families, researchers, inventors, and even students and the youth using technologies and practices in the field. The images could be part of agricultural production or experimentation across the broad spectrum of crop cultivation, livestock and animal husbandry, or fisheries.

  • That increase productivity, yield or income for farmers and farming families in crop cultivation, livestock, or fishery while reducing wastes;
  • That make crops or livestock more sustainable and resilient against unfavorable environments such as drought, flood, and salinity as well as resistant to pests and diseases among other stresses;
  • That are developed by local communities or the youth using indigenous materials or tribal knowledge that aims to conserve resources or reduce, re-use, or recyle farm wastes;
  • And images that foster partnerships resulting in breakthrough agricultural technologies and innovations or sustainable knowledge and technology transfer to farmers and farming communities.

1st Prize – USD 1,000
2nd Prize – 
USD 800
3rd Prize – USD 500

SEARCA Director’s Choice
USD 500
Philippine Department of Education Secretary’s Choice
USD 500
People’s Choice Award
USD 400
Best Youth Photographer
USD 300

The world is seeing and experiencing the worsening effects of climate change so much so that the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres alerted the public on 21 July 2023 saying, “we are past the era of global warming and we are now experiencing global boiling.” Citing the hotter-than-usual July in comparison with the temperatures throughout the century, UN Secretary-General Guterres used those words to plea for critical actions to reverse the trend.

The agricultural sector is in the hot seat as the food systems contribute 19–29 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions through methane and nitrous oxide according to a paper published by the Annual Review of Environment and Resources (2012). Fortunately, a solution to the climate change dilemma can also be found within the agricultural sector. By changing the farming practices through the principles of carbon farming and circular economy from the farm to family’s table, agriculture can help combat the climate change crisis.

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 30th November, 2023