Farmer Stories

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Burkina Faso: Women avoid handling pesticides by collaborating with agricultural technicians

Souaibou Nombre November 11, 2019

Olga Dicko is a teacher in Kalo, in the Sahel area of Burkina Faso, 40 kilometres from Dori. Here, she grows a […]

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Kenya: Mango farmers use plastic bottles to manage fruit flies

Robert KIbet November 11, 2019

Josiah Mwangi’s farm is full of mango trees. Looking at it from a distance, the trees appear to form a canopy, with […]

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Kenya: ‘Peace ambassadors’ ease water conflicts in drought-prone Kenya (Trust)

admin November 11, 2019

Outside a small, secluded house in Maweni village, Kenya, a group of about 150 farmers sit together in the sweltering heat to […]

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Senegal: Family dairy developing yoghurt distribution network in Kolda

Hélène Boucher October 28, 2019

Rain or shine, 70-year-old Seydou Baldé has been making the same “lait caillé,” the local name for yogurt, since 2003. Mr. Baldé […]

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Senegal: Young farmers sharpen their skills on Kolda farm

Hélène Boucher October 28, 2019

In Kolda, people have been farming since the dawn of time. Kolda is an area in the Casamance region of southern Senegal, […]

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Ethiopia: Irrigated farming helps farmers produce more, even when the rain is erratic (International Institute for Environment and Development)

admin October 28, 2019

Over a 12-year period, as rainfall became increasingly erratic, farmer Shemsu Hussein moved from rain-fed agriculture to intensive small-scale irrigation—and dramatically increased […]

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Tanzania: Farmers dry maize carefully to reduce post-harvest losses

Enos Lufungulo October 14, 2019

It’s late afternoon and the weather is a bit cold. Franael Martine is wearing a white sweater to protect himself from the […]

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Uganda: Drying maize on the ground increases health risks and hurts exports (Global Press Journal)

admin October 14, 2019

Namulondo Kekurina’s maize is thriving. She’s harvesting for a second time this season and has already brought in more than her family […]

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Mali: Shrinking of Niger River threatens agriculture

Acherif Ag Ismaguel October 14, 2019

Over its 4,200-kilometre journey, the Niger River waters 1,750 kilometres of land in Mali. The river has always provided local populations with […]

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Malawi: Clubs help farmers benefit from groundnut farming

Pauline Kaude September 29, 2019

It’s a bright Wednesday morning and Phillip Msakwiza is busy supervising construction work for his new house. He is using the proceeds […]

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Malawi: Women and youth join co-operative to access better groundnut markets

Matalitso Banda September 29, 2019

It’s four o’clock in the morning, but Alice Kawaye is already awake in her well-thatched grass house. The 38-year-old farmer is cleaning […]

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Malawi: Shared decision-making boosts family farming income

Grace Kapatuka September 29, 2019

It’s about 11 o’clock in the morning and Diffat Chinyama and his wife Lunia are returning home from planting beans in their […]

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