Days full of rice in Indonesia

Thanks to Better Rice Initiative Asia for ‘Rice Harvesting Season in Indonesia’ photos

A photo contest under the theme ‘Rice Harvesting Season in Indonesia’ attracted 240 photo submissions with an aim to raise awareness of the whole nation towards rice farming in Indonesia.  It was organised by Toba Photographer Club together with Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA) Indonesia, a sister project of ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems. A total price for the contest is 20 million IDR (1367 Euro).

The contest was divided into two categories: general and students.


Winners of the student category

First prize
Name: Ms. Adinda Candra Dewi Louserina from Wonosobo, Central Java
Photo title: “Rice Large Field.”

Second prize winner
Name: Mr. Sheriyanto from Medan, North Sumatra
Photo title: “Starting a New Hope”

Third prize winner
Name: Mr. Muhammad Wallid Badawi, from Medan, North Sumatra
Photo tile: “Waiting for Harvesting.”

Winners of the general public category

First prize winner
Name: Mr. I Ketut Raka Bujuangga, Bali
Photo title: “Harvesting Festival”

Second prize winner
Name: Mr. Giri Wijayanto, Yogyakarta
Photo title: “Rice Planting”

Third prize winner
Name: Mr. Michael Sidharta, Jarkarta
Photo tile: “Path down the rice field”

All photos can also be accessed at

The best 50 photos were exhibited at the National Rice Seminar in December 2015 in Medan, Indonesia which was organized by the Assessment Institute of Agricultural Technology (AIAT) in North Sumatra and supported by BRIA Indonesia. The seminar aimed to establish sustainable agriculture to achieve national food sovereignty

By Astari Widya Dharma, Better Rice Initiative Asia and Rojana Manowalailao, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems


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