Farmer Stories

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Tanzania: Young farmer creates his own employment by starting bean farming business

Joachim Laizer March 20, 2017

Joram Elia stands in a bean field, holding a hoe for weeding in one hand and a phone and notebook for recordkeeping […]

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Tanzania: Farmers gain strength and knowledge by forming a farmers group

Charles Odero March 20, 2017

The village of Ayasanda has five neighbourhoods and 2,000 people, who live in a mixture of modern and traditional houses. The Bereko […]

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Senegal: Women lead fight to save shrinking farmland from multinational company (Trust)

admin March 20, 2017

Fatimata Sow stands in the village square, gazing at the vast landscape of arid ground dotted with the stumps of trees. She […]

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Tanzania: Inputs help farmers improve soya bean harvest

Daniel Semberya March 13, 2017

Daniel Lungo is a small-scale farmer who grows soya beans in Utiga, a village in Njombe Region, in the Southern Highlands of […]

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Kenya: Small-scale farmers diversify crops to boost food security (New China)

admin March 13, 2017

Samwel Kamundai is a middle-aged farmer who recently retired from public service. Before 2013, he and other small-scale farmers in his part […]

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Senegal: Micro-gardens improve food security in Dakar

Aimee Ngnemzue March 13, 2017

Wearing a cap, green blouse, and transparent goggles, Coumba Diop has the air of a scientific expert preoccupied with work in a […]

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Togo: Dispossessed widow rebuilds her life with farming

Daniel Addeh March 06, 2017

Awade Solim waters her field of carrots and lettuce under a blazing sun. In the fierce heat, the 44-year-old widow perspires so […]

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East Africa: Taking rural women’s land rights to the top

Kathryn Burnham March 06, 2017

The hike up Mount Kilimanjaro is long, difficult, and a very personal experience. In October 2016, 33 African women made this trek […]

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Cameroon: Rural woman uses mobile app to get information on maternal health

Anne Mireille Nzouankeu March 06, 2017

Esther Djuidjeu is a farmer and mother of four. She lives in Bokito, a town in Cameroon’s Centre Region. While she plays […]

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Rwanda: New cassava varieties offer hope after cassava mosaic disease ravages crop

Fulgence Niyonagize February 20, 2017

The bad times may have passed for Jeanette Uwababyeyi, who grows cassava in southern Rwanda’s Ruhango district. The 35-year-old walks through her […]

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Mali: New law gives glimmer of hope for women’s land rights (Trust)

admin February 20, 2017

Aminata Berthé waters a plot of lettuce on her farm in a village near Bamako, the capital of Mali. Dressed in a […]

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Kenya: Farmer profits from growing indigenous vegetables with zai pits (AfricaScienceNews)

admin February 20, 2017

The sweltering heat and winding dusty roads leading to Block Kamuchege A, a village in Kenya’s Kirinyaga County, paint a gloomy picture […]

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