Cows, People and the Environment

Artist: Chifundo Chibaka

Medium: Photography

Artist Statement: ‘When I visited the Phazi fortnightly cow market, I was amazed with the number of cows individual farmers owned. I was able to appreciate first hand why cows are revered as a sign of wealth in their respective communities and the role they play in their everyday lives. Farmers keep cattle as flexible assets that are sold to meet their needs from time to time. These include college tuition, land purchases, farm inputs purchases, or dowry payments.’


Artist Biography: #Connected2: Climate and Food Systems is created by GOAL’s NextGen Youth members from across Ireland, Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Through the pertinent themes of Global Food Systems and Climate Change, participants learned how each relates to global citizenship and development. They created this photo exhibition to share their learnings with you and hope to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting our food systems.