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From Father to Son: Lavazza's stunning photographic 2016 calendar

Coffee giant Lavazza has released its new Earth Defenders calendar for 2016 – this time telling tales of parents and children, and the land they work, in Central and South America

A father and son farming oysters in Brazil

It feels like we're closer to our food than ever. Provenance is becoming almost as important to us as it is to chefs, and ethical sourcing even more so.

Case in point: the 2016 edition of coffee brand Lavazza's annual calendar, which aims to tell the oft-forgotten stories of the producers in developing countries who bring so much of our food to life, and to raise awareness and funding to promote sustainable farming. This year's stunning photographic series by the Brooklyn-based Joey L, titled From Father to Son, continues the Earth Defenders theme from last year – when photographer Steve McCurry captured arresting shots of producers in Africa – but this time locates it in Central and South America. These images capture parents with their sons and daughters, working the land to harvest its bounties.

For more information and to buy: calendar2016.lavazza.com

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