Farmer Stories

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Ghana: Introducing weigh scales in the marketplace a tough challenge

Connor Oke September 24, 2018

Small-scale maize farmers like Mallam Haruna work hard for their living. Mr. Haruna lives in Nkoranza-North in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. […]

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Cameroon: As plantations expand, communities, wildlife feel pressure (InfoCongo)

admin September 24, 2018

It’s early in the morning and Rodrique Ngono is sharpening a machete in front of his homestead to prepare for the day’s […]

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Rwanda: Farmers balk at government-mandated hybrid maize (Global Press Journal)

admin September 24, 2018

In the western swath of this fertile country, about 20 kilometres from the capital, Kigali, there’s a wide valley filled with maize […]

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Uganda: Homemade feed keeps pigs healthy, saves farmers money

Geoffrey Ojok September 17, 2018

It’s about eleven o’clock, and the bright morning sunshine hits the makeshift pig enclosure hard. The pigs and piglets inside squeal and […]

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Uganda: Farmer overcomes drought by making hay and silage (The Observer)

admin September 17, 2018

Despite the blazing midday January sun that forces many to seek shade, Mugisha Besigye walks through pastures full of the imported grass […]

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West Africa: Indigenous species prove adaptable—and profitable—for local livestock rearers (Coraf, Food Tank)

admin September 17, 2018

Gideon Anaba has been up since dawn caring for his birds at his home in Baku, northern Ghana. He has checked on […]

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Zambia: Home gardens help farmers eat well throughout the year

Filius Jere September 10, 2018

When Vashity Khumalo attended the funeral of a distant relative in the nearby village of Nyamiya, she saw a fence of vegetation […]

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Togo: Dam dries up, so market gardeners dig wells, which weakens the soil

Magnim Karouwe September 10, 2018

Sweat trickles down Benoit Koundou’s face. The 60-year-old market gardener blocks off the small irrigation canal that leads to his plot, then […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Razed villages and empty fields await Congo’s displaced (IRIN)

admin September 10, 2018

Militia fighters and military checkpoints dotted Congo-Brazzaville’s Pool region for nearly two years. More than 100,000 people fled their villages during the […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers plant late, monitor early to manage Fall armyworm

Elias Gebreselassie August 27, 2018

Although his land is fertile, Berhanu Gebremichael worries about his future in farming. The 35-year-old grows maize on a two-hectare piece of […]

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DRC: While conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, others remain

Laetitia Kasongo August 27, 2018

Kavira Kakese walks slowly on the stony trail to her field in Mayangose, a village in Virunga National Park, in northeast Democratic […]

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Burkina Faso: Rural women’s group makes and markets tomato puree (AgribusinessTV)

admin August 27, 2018

A group of women stand around a wooden table, slicing countless bright red tomatoes, preparing them to be processed into tomato puree. […]

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