Farmer Stories

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DRC: Farmers come together to better market their maize

Joseph Tsongo May 12, 2019

Henriette Sahengema exits a big cinderblock building happily counting new bills. In the midst of several farmers, she smiles. This is the […]

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Kenya: As large herds struggle, some Maasai switch to dairy cattle (Trust)

admin May 12, 2019

In the Maasai village of Oloimayian, cattle have long been a symbol of wealth and pride. “I hope your cattle are well” […]

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Senegal: Limited access to water hurts market gardeners

Adia Drame May 12, 2019

Fary Diop sits under a baobab tree at the entrance to Mbidiem Lébou village, filling small bags with grilled groundnuts. The 50-year-old […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers use local pesticides to fight pests and diseases in beans

Enos Lufungulo April 29, 2019

It’s planting season in Kasulu district, and Mrs. Ziporah Mussa is in her plot planting beans. The weather is cool and the […]

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Burundi: Farmers make baskets from banana “stems” to protect the environment

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe April 29, 2019

In eastern Burundi, nurseries of forest tree species have been planted to reforest watersheds and bare hills in the region, reducing erosion […]

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Ghana: Study advises farmers on best practices for adapting to climate change

Maxine Betteridge-Moes April 29, 2019

It’s the middle of the dry season in northern Ghana and Mariam Mohammed is tending to her vegetable garden. Mrs. Mohammed lives […]

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Senegal: Competition in the rice market

Hélène Boucher April 14, 2019

Since the 1960s, rice has become widespread throughout teranga, the land of Senegalese hospitality. Here, rice is cultivated in three different environments: […]

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Mali: Fonio is a healthy, drought-resistant crop

Acherif Ag Ismaguel April 14, 2019

In central Mali’s Ségou region, fonio cultivation is now taking precedence over cereals that are more popular in urban areas. Fonio is […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers choose traditional methods over pesticides to control Fall armyworm

Neo Brown April 14, 2019

It’s another busy morning. Young boys are leading livestock to pasture while women attend to various household chores. Silenat Molla is sitting […]

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Tanzania: Farmers use plastic bags and drums to protect maize from insect pests

Method Charles April 07, 2019

It’s midday, but Rose Alexander continues to sweep the home storeroom where she keeps her maize. Mrs. Alexander says, “I am constantly […]

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Kenya: Farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather (Trust)

admin April 07, 2019

As Mary Mbaka tends to the crops on her farm in central Kenya, she wonders if she can rely on the recent […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers create pastures for livestock and build fences to benefit from mulching

Tesfaye Getnet April 07, 2019

At first, Yonas Ugi was hesitant to start laying down crop residues on his farmland as mulch. He feared that, because he […]

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