Farmer Stories

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DRC: Farmers test three methods to manage Fall armyworm

Zanem Nety Zaidi April 23, 2018

Under an oppressive afternoon sun, Nzuri Shabani and her two daughters walk through Mrs. Shabani’s maize field. The leaves are green and […]

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Nigeria: Conflicts between herdsmen and farmers bring hunger to communities

Ibrahim Abdul Aziz April 23, 2018

It’s morning and the weather looks friendly. Bulus Rimankante and other farmers are in their fields keeping watch and carrying rifles. They […]

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Senegal: Tilapia producers seek new sources of fish fry and food

Aimee Ngnemzue April 23, 2018

Abdoulaye Diop sits on the edge of his fish tank in the middle of a bare and fading orchard. Silent and feeling […]

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Kenya: Farmers use earthworms to make organic fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae April 16, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and Caleb Omolo is walking around his farm and inspecting his crops. He stops at a […]

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Ghana: Farmers learn no-till to increase productivity and income

Abena Dansoa Danso April 16, 2018

Kwame Anane smiles as he walks onto a vast farm filled with various types of crops. He joins a group of farmers […]

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Malawi: Farmers make urine and leaf fertilizer to save money

Mark Ndipita April 16, 2018

Child Daniel Phiri doesn’t go to his grass-thatched pit latrine when he hears the call of nature. Instead, he rushes to his […]

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Tanzania: Contract farming helps vanilla producers get good prices, stable market

Enos Lufungulo April 02, 2018

Penina Mungure and her two daughters walk through their fruit and vegetable garden, inspecting vanilla vines for problems. The weather is cool, […]

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Uganda: Radio helps farmers find better markets for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Sawa Pius April 02, 2018

It’s a happy day for Linet Nalugo Musana. She straightens up to take a short break from harvesting, holding a hoe and […]

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DRC: Women take up farming to help rebuild after rape

Joseph Tsongo April 02, 2018

Carrying a basket, Kahambu Kasolene follows the kilometre-long path that leads from her house to her vegetable garden. She sets the basket […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers find solutions to heavy workload in conservation agriculture

Sylivester Domasa March 26, 2018

It’s the rainy season, and farmers are in a rush to prepare their fields. Ester Kitojo and other small-scale women farmers walk […]

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Zambia: Farmers use special equipment to save time and labour in conservation agriculture

Filius Jere March 26, 2018

For the past three years, Lashiwe Zulu has been practicing conservation agriculture with simple methods and tools. She used the chaka hand […]

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Tanzania: Farmers use different tools to expand no-till farmland

Sylivester Domasa March 26, 2018

It’s seven o’clock in the morning, and Isaya Joseph is working on his two-acre piece of land. Farming is his sole source […]

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