Farmer Stories

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Togo: Farmers rotate crops for a better harvest

Magnim Karouwe February 10, 2019

Lokouna Djassoga walks across the ridges in his field, hoe in hand. On this misty December morning, he is harvesting yams. The […]

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Ghana: Women bring light (literally) to rural communities

Maxine Betteridge-Moes February 10, 2019

Mabel Akanyinte installs solar panels in remote, off-grid communities in northern Ghana. It’s hard work that sometimes requires climbing on roofs to […]

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Mali: Rastaman spreads the word to youth about the importance of agriculture

Olivier Dubois February 10, 2019

When a ‘60s Volkswagen Beetle coloured green, yellow, and red rolls down the road, everyone in Siby knows who is on board. […]

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Tanzania: Farmers increase milk production by making feed with banana plants

Method Charles February 04, 2019

The sun is setting and its light is fading away through the leaves of the banana plants that almost surround Gladness Pallangyo’s […]

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Zimbabwe: Poor prices force farmers to switch from cotton to bird’s eye chilies

Robson Mlambo February 04, 2019

For Caritas Dube, growing cotton for export used to feel like winning a lottery. Prices were good and the 70-year-old farmer made […]

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Burkina Faso: Wise farmer transforms his land with ‘zai pits’ (AgribusinessTV)

admin February 04, 2019

Yacouba Sawadogo has been farming for 40 years, but he still has energy in his body and his eyes. Mr. Sawadogo lives […]

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Malawi: Farmers increase yields by planting groundnuts in two rows per ridge

Lovemore Khomo January 21, 2019

It rained cats and dogs yesterday, a sign to farmers of the beginning of the rainy season. But today is cloudy and […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow herbs to protect forest, increase income

Pius Sawa January 21, 2019

It’s early in the morning, but Benson Buiya and several other farmers are already waiting at the gate of the herb factory. […]

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Ethiopia: Agroforestry home gardens build community resilience in southern Ethiopia (Mongabay)

admin January 21, 2019

Bule is a small village 370 kilometres south of the capital, Addis Ababa. It’s believed to be the birthplace of traditional “home […]

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Kenya: Farmers dry and process mangoes into value-added products

Leopold Obi January 13, 2019

Frida Mbai is smartly dressed in a white dustcoat. She has just finished cleaning, slicing, and placing mangoes on trays. The 66-year-old […]

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Sénégal: Groundnut is like gold for rural women

Yaye Moussou Traoré January 13, 2019

It’s early afternoon in November, the sun is directly overhead, and overwhelming heat reigns in Kaolack, a city in the heart of […]

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Kenya: Table banking schemes help women buy land (IPS)

admin January 13, 2019

Eight months ago, Mary Auma and her three children were living in a one-room house in an informal settlement. Ms. Auma’s family […]

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