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Pic by Neil Palmer (CIAT). Part of a portrait series to accompany a series of workshops by the CGIAR's Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research program and the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute. The workshops seek to establish agricultural communities' priorities, their perceptions of risk, and capacity to adapt to whatever they identify as their most pressing challenges. At the beginning of this particular workshop, in Othidhe vilage, Southwestern Kenya, farmers were asked to to answer the question "What is important to you?". Similar workshops look place in 2011 in Ghana and Senegal, with more in 2012 in Vietnam, Laos and Nepal. More coming soon. For more information, contact In case you missed it, UK newspaper, The Guardian, ran the pictures as a 12-photo set in December 2011, to coincide with Agriculture and Rural Development Day, a parallel event at the United Nations COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. You can see the picture feature here:

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Taken on October 12, 2011