Photos: Rwandans in Parc National des Volcans

Kids on a wall in Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Kids on a wall in Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Small Kid looking up at me

Small Kid looking up at me

Kid with sugarcane on his head

Kid with sugarcane on his head

bird of prey on a tree

bird of prey on a tree

Photo: father and son with maize in Pakistan

Pakistan maize crop clinic Punjab

These two were attending a plant clinic in Bahawalpur district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The browning leaves on the maize reduces the yield, and they came to the clinic to get a diagnosis and advice on how to reduce their losses. Hopefully the clinic helped, and they are now getting healthier crops! Best of luck to them

Photo: Kids in the rain in Kenya

Took this picture while waiting for a rainshower to stop!

Wondering around the area of Kitale in Western Kenya, we came across a school lunch hour when we were actually doing some field work. The kids came out in droves and ducked for shelter during a heavy rain spell. We were in our vehicle and the rain just kept falling… Hope you like the picture. Over the course of the two days, we saw 1500 farmers and gave out vital information about a particularly nasty disease in Kenya on maize: Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (sounds bad as well!)

Photo: Kid in Congo trying to understand what I am doing in his village

This picture was taken when I was working in a little village called Azumba, 18 hours by motorbike into Ituri province, North Eastern DRC. This was an extremely secluded location and whilst the accommodation for the training course and subsequent plant clinic development was extremely basic, the villagers were lovely people and took great care to make sure I had a great lasting impression. I still do, and look forward to seeing them in March this year!

This picture was taken when I was working in a little village called Azumba, 18 hours by motorbike into Ituri province, North Eastern DRC. This was an extremely secluded location and whilst the accommodation for the training course and subsequent plant clinic development was extremely basic, the villagers were lovely people and took great care to make sure I had a great lasting impression. I still do, and look forward to seeing them in March this year!

Photo: a kid playing in a mechanical playground

IN DRC, I regularly visit a factory where they process various agricultural products, such as cacao, vanilla pods and papaya oil. This kid, the son of one of the managers, was playing in the mechanics workshops, with some random motorbike parts. He just looked so happy! I am happy by how this picture came out.

In North Kivu, in Democratic Republic of Congo, I regularly visit a factory where they process various agricultural products, such as cacao, vanilla pods and papaya oil. Mathias, the son of one of the managers, was playing in the mechanics workshop, with some random motorbike parts. He just looked so happy! The picture came out better than expect. I printed it out for the family, and now sits in their living room. Hopefully I will see them again soon!

Photo: Kabul and its many wonders

In Kabul, the fruit market is usually teeming in the morning. There is hardly any place to move. However, as the afternoon wears on, the place relaxes and you can actually start talking to locals. I was taking pictures of fruit diseases (yes that’s how cool I am) and a couple of local kids came up to me and started posing. I was playing around a bit, but then they wanted to see the pictures I had taken. They were not satisfied with them, so they made me concentrate! It took at least ten minutes to set this one up properly. The result is great though… Just looking at the eyes shows me a different world…

Photo: there is always one cheeky little kid..

This little guy was a severely cute little Congolese kid who was smiling the whole time I was there! We were in the field, organising a workshop for farmers on the diseases of cocoa, and predictably, the “white man effect” took over and loads of people gathered around us! He was by far the cutest thing there!