Farmer Stories

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Uganda: Good soil makes watermelons a profitable crop in northern Uganda

Denis Ongeng March 10, 2019

Although it’s only nine o’clock in the morning, the clear blue sky signals that it’s going to be a hot, sunny day. […]

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Uganda: Community Green Radio inspires women to help themselves in Uganda’s oil region

Precious Naturinda March 10, 2019

It’s a hot Saturday afternoon and Betty Bagadira has just retired from her daily duties. She had been drying her silver fish […]

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Senegal: Mobile savings help farmers purchase inputs (Trust)

admin March 10, 2019

Wearing a yellow dress and a head scarf, Adama Faye holds out two handfuls of groundnuts. In one weathered palm, the nuts […]

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Ghana: How Hikima Kadiri defied the norm to become the first woman in her region to obtain a tractor license

Maxine Betteridge-Moes March 03, 2019

On any given day, Tibzaa Farms is buzzing with activity. Tractor engines growl and rumble, metal shovels scrape through huge mounds of […]

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Ethiopia: Women’s co-operatives in rural Ethiopia give women ownership of land and equipment (City Press)

admin March 03, 2019

In most parts of Dodola district, you can see slow-moving oxen ploughing open stretches of farmland. But in one field, a red […]

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Uganda: Women raise tree seedlings to generate income and fight deforestation

Tracy Akwii March 03, 2019

It’s ten o’clock in the morning and the sun is shining brightly. Along with several other women, Rose Aroke is watering tree […]

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Benin: Farmer processes new oil palm varieties for a good income

Michael Tchokpodo February 23, 2019

It is almost seven in the morning. Daylight shines through the dissipating fog. Séraphin Hounongbé walks  to his palm grove, a pruning […]

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Ghana: New training facility to serve thousands of local women and youth farmers

Maxine Betteridge-Moes February 23, 2019

Only eight months ago, Sintaro Mahama’s dream of expanding his farm into a training facility for farmers existed only on paper. Mr. […]

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Mali: Farmers fight drought with hybrid crops (Trust)

admin February 23, 2019

In Mali, hardy sorghum is helping farmers bring in a harvest even when drought destroys other crops. Last year, when drought hit […]

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Burkina Faso: Student groups start dialogue between teens and parents about sexuality

Yassine Siénou February 17, 2019

It is two o’clock on Saturday at the provincial school in Sapouy, a county in southern Burkina Faso about 100 kilometres from […]

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Tanzania: Rice farmers thrive thanks to good planting practices

Mary Mwaisenye February 17, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning. Yohana Lyapa is just arriving at his rice field with a hoe in his hands. The […]

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Uganda: Farmers dig ponds to store irrigation water for dry periods

Geoffrey Ojok February 17, 2019

It’s a few minutes past midday. Anthony Ariong is constantly wiping beads of sweat from his forehead with the back of his […]

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