Each week we pick a favorite reader photo and story.
The photographer: Loy Baxter of Sacramento
Behind the lens: This picture was taken in the village of Gnigbanda in Togo, West Africa. The woman is planting corn in a field near her home, using a planting stick to make holes and covering up the seeds with her foot. Most of the villagers are subsistance farmers, growing food to feed their families and selling what is left over. Corn is the main staple.
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