Farmer Stories

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Kenya: Women use avocados to ripen and sell bananas quickly

Pius Sawa December 17, 2018

Rebecca Nafula sells ripe bananas on the outskirts of Kakamega town in western Kenya. Her clients include grocery shop owners, workers at […]

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Malawi: Disease forces farmers to uproot banana plants

Charles Pensulo December 17, 2018

To Agnes Dzenje, banana is more than just a fruit. It has been supporting her since childhood. But things have completely changed. […]

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Ghana: Farmers begin protecting trees after land degradation affects yield (IPS)

admin December 17, 2018

In the scorching Upper East Region of Ghana, the dry seasons are long and, for kilometres, there is nothing but barren, dry […]

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DRC: Farmers use local herb to fight weeds, restore land, increase production

Joseph Tsongo December 02, 2018

Sylvestre Muhindo thrusts his right hand into the soil in the middle of his field and pulls out a handful of wet […]

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Tanzania: Garlic processing provides income for women in Manyara

Ash Abraham December 02, 2018

A warm wind carries the smell of garlic, earth, and steel throughout the Didihama Amcos factory in Tanzania’s Manyara region. Seven women […]

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Tanzania: Women continue to grow beans despite gender challenges

Enos Lufungulo December 02, 2018

Although it’s noon and very hot, Verantikisi Daniel Kaaya sits on a brown wooden chair on her veranda holding a round metal […]

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Ghana: Cocoa farmers harness the law to save forests, boost yields (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Standing in his yard amongst pecking chickens, Nana Archer shows a certificate from the forestry commission stating that he has planted and […]

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Senegal: Villagers replant mangroves that protect their environment, livelihoods (IRIN)

admin November 26, 2018

Ablaye Marone makes a living from the mangroves in western Senegal’s Saloum Delta. This area is rich in biodiversity, with some 2,000 […]

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Liberia: New law secures ancestral land rights (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Liberia has passed a landmark law that will help communities fight foreign land grabs by giving them ownership of ancestral territory. President […]

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Ethiopia: Competition over land squeezes coffee farmers (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Every month, Ethiopian coffee farmer Zelalem Tadesse makes the long and arduous journey to court to fight for the return of the […]

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DRC : Conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, but others remain

Laetitia Kasongo November 18, 2018

Kavira Kakese walks slowly on the stony trail to her field in Mayangose, a village in Virunga National Park, in northeast Democratic […]

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Burkina Faso: Pregnant women overcome obstacles to attending prenatal consultations

Harouna Sana November 18, 2018

Edwige Sawadogo sits on a bench in the big waiting room of the Boussouma health centre, about 100 kilometres north of Ouagadougou, […]

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