Subsitence farmer

Habibou's onions

Subsistence farmer Habibou Kiendrebeogo walks across a small plot of land carrying water for her onions. She works on the land everyday and sells the produce at the local market to help support her five children. Despite Habibou’s hard work, and the quality of her produce, subsidised food production in developed nations reduces the value of her crop, and limits her income to less than one pound a day.

Kolguinguéssé village, southern Burkina Faso.


The picture of Habibou was originally commissioned to illustrate the importance of fair trade for Africa’s small-scale farmers.

It was later presented to New York based Human Rights Watch as a fine art print for sale at their annual fundraising event.