Farmer Stories

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Tanzania: Confusion about soya bean markets discourages farmers

Daniel Semberya April 24, 2017

Utiga is a small village in Tanzania’s Njombe Region, more than 700 kilometres from Dar es Salaam and close to both the […]

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Tanzania: Organic farmers struggle to meet demand from international market

Daniel Semberya April 24, 2017

Lydia Jacob grows her vegetables organically in Mwanamseka, a village in the Coast Region, about 100 kilometres west of Dar es Salaam. […]

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Cameroon: Marketing coconut chips to customers’ tastes (AgribusinessTV)

admin April 24, 2017

Stéphane Kouam’s business started with just a coconut and a knife. But four years later, he produces seven different flavours of coconut […]

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Benin & Zimbabwe: Farmers face fall armyworms armed with pesticides (BBC Afrique & IRIN)

admin April 17, 2017

It is easy to cut a path between the maize plants in Barthelemy Allah’s maize field. But, at this time of the […]

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Uganda: Farmers switch from local to improved varieties of cassava

Denis Ongeng April 17, 2017

Christine Oloi is passionate about growing cassava. Before travelling to her shop in Lira town every morning, she tends to her cassava […]

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Malawi: Farmers turn to community radio when information about cassava disease is scarce

George Kalungwe April 17, 2017

Sitting in the shade of her grass-thatched house, Achipera Nankambi recalls how she used to listen to a radio program called Dotolo […]

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Burundi & Ghana: Two techniques for storing tomatoes longer (by Jean de Dieu Ununahazwe & Anais Voski)

admin April 10, 2017

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after […]

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Zimbabwe & Ghana: Warehouses and wood ash protect stored maize and profits (by Nqobani Ndlovu & Tara Sprickerhoff)

admin April 10, 2017

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon and Violet Mguni is busy shelling maize. She sits in the shade, mixing maize kernels with […]

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Malawi: Keeping groundnuts dry to make profits high

John Paul Kayuni April 10, 2017

Cosmas Chindoko sits on a low wooden stool outside his home in Nkwawe, a village in Mchinji district, about 100 kilometres west […]

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Malawi: The variety makes the difference for farmers fighting cassava mosaic disease

Gladson Makowa March 27, 2017

It is a beautiful sunny day and Maria Stima is leading a group of farmers in joyful song and dance. They are […]

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Malawi: Handle with care: Farmers learn to prevent cassava mosaic disease

George Kalungwe March 27, 2017

Achipera Nankambi sits on the veranda of her beautiful grass-thatched house with two farmers, trading stories. Lake Malawi is in the distance, […]

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Gabon: Turning cassava into chikwangue to save for a house

Tiane Therencia Lenguimin March 27, 2017

You can find Alice Ebiemi in the backyard behind her house. Scattered all around her are large basins, strainers, and pots, as […]

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