650 sheep are driven down to the valley after a summer on the alps, with the Zervreilahorn peak in the background, on Thursday, in Vals, canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland
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A man prepares to throw a burning tyre as farmers protest in front of the prefecture in Saint-Lo, northwestern France.
A Pakistani farmer dries his corn on the outskirts of Lahore
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A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in the district of Rania, 145km east of northern Iraq’s Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah
A river can be seen flowing through drought-affected farming areas located in the western region of New South Wales. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia recorded its second-hottest February since records began in 1910, with national maximum temperatures 2.35 degrees above the average.
Workers deliver saffron flowers to a farmer in the Ghoriyan district of Herat. Saffron cultivation requires a great deal of land and intensive labour, but the world’s most expensive spice could be an economic lifeline for Afghanistan. In Herat, about 6,000 people – 4,000 of them women – are employed in saffron farming on 800 acres of land.
A labourer carries banana stems during a harvest in Bhusawal, Maharashtra, India. About 833m people out of India’s 1.2bn population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and the sector provides 14% of the nation’s GDP
A hiker makes his way through the vineyards near Fellbach, southern Germany on Wednesday
Winning bulls are led from the judging ring at the North Devon Show, near Barnstaple on Wednesday. The show is North Devon’s premier agricultural spectacle and a celebration of North Devon’s farming roots
Workers collect sugar cane at the largest sugar factory in the Central African Republic in Ngakobo, 450km east of the capital Bangui.
Labourers pick onions in a field near Multan in the South Punjab province
An aerial view shows a rapeseed field near Muencheberg, eastern Germany, on Tuesday
A farm worker walks through wheat during a harvest in Panipat, Haryana, India. Inflation is a main issue in the general election campaign and uncertainty over guaranteed agriculture prices poses a risk to inflation forecasts, the country’s central bank said.
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Seagulls search for worms as a farmer ploughs his field in the East Yorkshire countryside on March 25, 2014 in Goole, United Kingdom
Girls look on as they stand next to a fire made by their parents to warm themselves at a vegetable field in New Delhi, India
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A Palestinian farmer tosses compost at his field near the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia, on Tuesday
A huge inflatable pig is placed in Dam Square in Amsterdam during a protest against illegal practices in European pig farming. The action is part of an international campaign of the animal protection group Compassion in World Farming.
Unemployed people pick cabbages at a state-owned vegetable factory on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, for $9.80 a day. All the factory’s employees, including engineers and office staff, also have to work at least several days in the fields without extra pay to bring in the vegetables before the first frost.
A woman harvests cotton in a field near the village of Yakhak, some 120km south of the capital Dushanbe.
A Palestinian farmer harvests dates in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip