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SLIEMA, MALTA-2008: A worker picks mushrooms at Casa Funghi where Frank Xerri grows and markets 8 tonnes of Champignon mushrooms per week which are sold to restaurants and markets in Malta. The mushrooms are grown under ideal conditions of darkness, humidity and controlled temperature in...

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AUSTRIA-2008: Goslings from Gottfried Pichler's poultry farm who produces 2000 ducks, geese and chickens each year for the Waldland Co-Operative in Austria. The unique co-operative project lies in the Waldviertel region of the country and was started 25 years ago with a commitment to high...

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ESTONIA-2008: Grete Uibo photographed during milking at a dairy farm in northern Estonia. Grete, aged 19, has always dreamt of becoming a vet and is on a 5 year course studying at the University of science and agriculture in Tartu, Estonia....

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PLEVEN, BULGARIA-2008: Bulgarian dairy farmer Nikolay Romanov, President of the Association of Milk and Meat Producers of Pleven, photographed with Nedialka one of his American Brown Jersey cows....

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AUSTRIA-2008: Rye from which pollen is extracted being harvested in the Waldviertel region of Austria for the Waldland Co-operative. The timing for collecting pollen is vital, otherwise, the valuable crop simply blows away in the breeze. Minutes after the crop is cut it is stored...

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LAKE DISTRICT, ENGLAND-2008: Sheep farmer Anne Cornthwaite photographed with her border collie Fred on the fells high above Lake Derwentwater in the Lake District, England. Anne keeps 400 Swaledale and Herdwick sheep at Ashness Farm which has been a working fell farm since the sixteenth...

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ALENTEJO, PORTUGAL-2008: A worker enjoys his lunch in the shade at the Monte-Das Aldeias Pequenas farm, which has 125 acres of olive trees. The area of Alentejo is the most important olive growing region in Portugal. The high quality olives are produced using both traditional...

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FLANDERS, BELGIUM-2008: The region of Flanders in Belgium is world famous for the production and export of endives. The high quality vegetables are grown in controlled humidity, temperature and darkness for 21 days before being trimmed and packed for export. Photographed are Anna Zwolak ...

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VALENCIA, SPAIN-2008: The orange growing area around Valencia in Spain is famous for producing high quality fruit. At the Del Bajo Turia Co-Operative they produce 11,000 tonnes of eating oranges per season on 500 hectares of orange groves. Picture shows eating oranges being graded and...

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VELENJE, SLOVENIA-2008: Janko and Sonja Arlic have farmed 30 hectares together for 20 years on the steep hillsides at Velenje, Slovenia. Their Brown Swiss dairy cows produce 300,000 litres of milk each year for the CELEIA co-operative. (Photo by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)...