From left, Laila Torres, 16, Jezael Torres, 12, and Ilianys Miranda, 8, load soil into a wheelbarrow for planting in Orocovis, a mountainous town in central Puerto Rico. Approximately 14 children have been meeting at the Solidarity House, in the Miraflores sector of Orocovis, since early July for ecology camp. At the camp, known as the Miraflores Children’s Agricultural School, children plant and harvest food and learn about inclusive language, agroecology and sustainability.
Battsetseg Sharavjamts waters vegetables in her greenhouse in Orkhon, a soum in Darkhan-Uul, Mongolia. Battsetseg has grown vegetables at home for five years and uses them to feed her husband and three children.
Amarbayasgalan Byambajav trims a tree into a heart shape in Erdenet, a city in Mongolia’s Orkhon province. Every summer, employees in the Department of Gardening and Horticulture reshape the trees in the city center.
Irmuun Bayanmunkh, 7, waits for his horse to be saddled in Mongolia’s Tuv province. Irmuun is learning to ride horses at his uncle’s house while schools are shut down due to the spread of the coronavirus. In late January, Mongolia was one of the first countries to secure borders and close schools.
Eric Rodríguez, 11, fishes with his family at the Humacao Nature Reserve in Humacao, Puerto Rico. The land, previously dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane, was designated as a conservation project in 1986.
Webster Msika waters his sugar bean field in Harare, Zimbabwe. Msika, an urban farmer who grows crops for his family and to sell to the community, needed to keep the plants watered to prevent them from being affected by erratic rain patterns. He says his yield this season will be less compared to when there rainfall is normal.
Tafadzwa Mazanhi (left) and Kim Dingaan sit at a scenic overlook called Prince of Wales on a road in the Vumba Mountains to the southeast of Mutare, Zimbabwe, carving stone. The overlook is popular with tourists and locals who purchase stone works from the sculptors.
Farmer Sophie Mayaza travels by canoe to sell the produce she grows in bulk to resellers on the other side of the Tshopo River, commonly known as the “left bank,” about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the city of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. The resellers sell the produce at various small markets in neighboring villages.
Jean Robert Pierre (from left), Jacques Boré, and André Jeudi prepare their nets before casting into Port-au-Prince Bay outside of Titanyen, a village in Haiti. When the sea is calm, the group of fishermen can catch up to 4 or 5-gallon buckets full of fish, shrimp and crabs, which they sell at the market or directly to their customers.
Nansereko Cecilia (left) and Kabatoro Phiona winnow coffee beans at a processing plant of Qualicoff, a coffee company in Kampala, Uganda. Winnowing increases the bean’s quality by removing chaff, or the pulp and skin.
Jean Rino Malondo crosses a small river locally known as Kikongo, transporting bamboo 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the area of Simesta to sell to customers in downtown Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Malondo uses a bicycle and a homemade bamboo boat to take the bamboo across the river. He has been collecting and selling bamboo for 19 years.
Miguel Raymundo plants seeds to start a forest nursery in his backyard in Nebaj, a municipality in the department of Quiché, Guatemala. Raymundo is starting multiple nurseries to experiment with new strategies to reduce pollution.
Farmer Jeanne Marie Esiso picks amaranth with her children Enock Lombale, 3, and Exaucé Lombale, 10 months, in the Kabondo commune of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Esiso gathers the herb every day to sell at Kisangani’s central market.
Travelers depart from the Port Bell Landing Site on Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda. Boaters and fishermen say that the lake is often overgrown with water hyacinth, a weed that hinders travel and hurts their businesses.
Methodias Atukwase (left) and Clephas Muhereza thresh their bean harvest in Nshenyi, a village in Uganda’s Isingiro District. They beat the crop to loosen the beans from the husks. It takes them three days to thresh one sack of beans.
Panchatcharam Kanagasabapathy, 70, throws fertilizer on his rice paddy in Alaveddy, a village in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka. Kanagasabapathy has planted paddy seedlings on his field for the past 25 years.