The harvest season
Harvest time - is the time when farmers are rewarded for their hard work. All over the world are festivals and rituals dedicated to the harvest season, so the fall in the northern hemisphere is traditionally at times of festivals.
This year, many farmers harvested the low harvest as dry weather ruined crops in many parts of the world. Half of the US and most of Europe suffered from prolonged drought. The rainy season in India has brought only 20% of the average annual precipitation. By 2013 it is expected to increase in food prices, as a result of the rise in price of feed for cattle and meat prices also increase.
The Swiss farmer Kari Gisler carries a bundle of grass on the slope of the mountain in Rofan Flyuelene, Switzerland, August 20, 2012.
Workers collect blueberries on the farm "Ridgeberry Farm" in Appleton, Maine, United States, July 27, 2012.
The men involved in the race on the buffalo "Mekepung" on the island of Bali, Indonesia, 12 August 2012. Locals spend ritual "Mekepung", to thank the gods for a good harvest.
The farmer connects chili pods in Håkan settlement, Nepal, August 11, 2012.
Rainbow shines in the sky over wheat field east of Valley Valley, Washington, USA, July 16, 2012.
Felix Munk, head of the "Stadtimker" Beekeepers Association shows honeycomb with bees in Vienna, July 11, 2012. "Stadtimker" - an association of urban beekeepers, who are trying to attract bees in the city, as the use of pesticides and the spread of monoculture make the countryside increasingly less suitable place for lessons in beekeeping.
The workers collect the white grapes in the winery Château Haut-Brion near Bordeaux, France, September 4, 2012.
The farmers are tearing the weeds in the field in Satnapur village, India, June 28, 2012. According to the UN, the Indian peasant consumes about 2020 calories a day, which is 11% less than in 1973, while the world average is 2800 calories.
The locals harvest cocoa Sekyere, Ghana, July 25, 2012.
The women sing at the harvest festival in the village Hrgovi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 14, 2012.
People walk through the cave Djevojacka at the time of the annual traditional prayer for rain near the town of Kladanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 26, 2012.
The villagers greeted the sunrise at the top of the volcano Bromo during the celebration of the annual festival "Kasada" in the province of East Java, Indonesia, August 4, 2012. Locals thrown into the volcano crater donations in the form of livestock and agricultural products, in order to thank the Hindu gods for their protection.
The farmer participates in traditional horse race on bulls in the Bavarian town of Münsing by the lake Lake Starnberg, August 26, 2012.
The dancers are preparing to speak at the annual harvest festival "Onam" in Cochin, India, August 21, 2012.
The man works on the production line flour mill Daehan Flour Mills Co. Incheon, South Korea, August 29, 2012. South Korea is the second largest importer of grain in Asia.
The farmer goes on dry rice field on the outskirts of Jammu, India, July 24, 2012.
Combine removes the corn crop in the field in the vicinity of Koya, Arkansas, USA, August 16, 2012.
Tractor removes the straw in a field near Hildesheim, Germany, August 18, 2012.
Combine removes rice in a field near Tucker, Arkansas, USA, August 16, 2012. In 2012, farmers in Arkansas planted 1.135 million acres of rice, accounting for 59% of all the country's rice fields.
The women wash vegetables in the river near the National Park La Visite National Park, Haiti, to then sell them on the street market in Port-au-Prince, August 16, 2012.
The mechanic repairs the farmer's tractor Kyaiklat, Myanmar, 24 May 2012.
The workers removed the hop harvest in Ročov, Czech Republic, August 30, 2012. Czech hops are highly prized by brewers and exported to 80 countries of the world, but because of the drought this year's harvest fell by 25%.
Agricultural machinery puts grain into a truck in a warehouse in Krasnodar, Russia, August 13, 2012.
Worker pours the grain out of the car stock in the Val-de-la-E, France, June 23, 2012.
Agricultural machinery puts grain into a truck at a farm in Great Wilbraham, United Kingdom, July 18, 2012.