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NOVEMBER 2015

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

LOCAL LENS

BY JENNIFER YOST

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GHANA

Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images

must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”) and must not be in print elsewhere.

Please include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata

and the type of camera used, to

locallens@afsa.org.

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omen sort and check product quality at a seed inspec-

tion facility in northern Ghana, an area characterized

by high poverty and malnutrition—and one histori-

cally excluded from the rest of the country’s growth and

development plans. The north is rich in diversity with multiple ethnic,

linguistic and religious groups. Agriculture is the largest source of

employment, involving mostly small-holder farmers with five acres or

less. They are challenged by poor soils, low productivity, and changing

and increasingly unpredictable rainy seasons.

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Jennifer Yost is a USAID development, outreach and communications spe-

cialist and the eligible family member of a first-tour FSO posted in Accra.

She took this photo with her Nikon D5000.