Farmer Stories

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Kenya: Farmers grow jack beans to improve soil fertility and reduce soil erosion

Pius Sawa September 16, 2019

It’s mid-morning and Anne Nyangasi is leading a group of farmers who are inspecting their jack beans, also known as canavalia beans. […]

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Togo: Beekeeping to boost income and health

Alo Lemou September 16, 2019

In Edouwoussi, a forest beekeeping co-operative relies on harmony between the bees’ well-being and forest conservation for its success. Here, farmers practice […]

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Kenya: Good irrigation results in good harvests for pastoralists switching to horticulture (The Daily Nation)

admin September 16, 2019

After losing nearly all his livestock to drought and bandits, John Nang’iro Ekalale switched to horticulture in 2016. Mr. Ekalale teamed up […]

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Burkina Faso: Women protecting shea trees

Harouna Sana September 02, 2019

In the Sissili and Ziro provinces of central west Burkina Faso, farmers know the value of the shea tree, known scientifically as […]

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Zambia: Money grows on trees, so don’t uproot them (IPS)

admin September 02, 2019

Jennifer Handondo stands with a group of farmers looking at their fields and thinking. But she’s not thinking about the food crops […]

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Tanzania: Climate change impacts livestock—and livestock farmers

Sylivester Domasa September 02, 2019

Holding his hands behind his back, Mhache Paulo looks steadily at the backyard of his house, his mouth agape. Mr. Paulo says […]

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Burkina Faso: Communication as the key to education around teen pregnancies

Hortense Tieba August 19, 2019

At Lompolo Koné Provincial Secondary School in Banfora, in the Cascades region of southwest Burkina Faso, the community is awakening to the […]

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Tanzania: Disease and lack of grazing land hamper access to export markets for livestock farmers

Gaudensia Mngumi August 19, 2019

It’s 10 a.m., the sky is bright, and the weather is clear. Chui Meja is keenly observing his cattle, sheep, and goats […]

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Burkina Faso: A women’s federation benefits from shea tree fruits

Harouna Sana August 19, 2019

Djaratou Diasso is a 50-year-old farmer. She wakes up early in the morning to travel to the shea parks to gather shea […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow pineapples in challenging conditions

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae August 05, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning and Barare Nyang’au is busy pruning pineapple plants on his farm. The father of four whistles […]

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Benin: Processing cashews with solar energy (AgribusinessTV)

admin August 05, 2019

A group of modestly-dressed women are busy in their village of Dassa Tré, more than 200 kilometres from Porto Novo, the capital […]

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Uganda: Farmers increase crop yield by using human urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Tracy Akwii August 05, 2019

The rains have just begun and it’s a busy time, with farmers spending most of their energy planting and weeding. Sam Olang […]

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