Farmer Stories

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Ghana: Farmer boosts income by hatching keets in incubator

Martina Bugriba January 20, 2020

It’s a hot and sunny Thursday afternoon and Suraya Bawa is dressed in work clothes, her baby strapped behind her back. The […]

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Togo: Farmers increase cashew production with improved seeds

Magnim Karouwe January 20, 2020

Kombate Kossi walks barefoot through his vast property. Wearing a hat to ward off the sun, he holds his machete in one […]

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Uganda: Farmers boost income with high quality cassava flour

Williams Moi January 20, 2020

It’s noon and Joyce Otim is standing on her farm, looking at her healthy cassava plants and smiling. She’s happy that she […]

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Nigeria: Farmers adopt recommended practices to manage late blight in Irish potato

Jemimah Ezhim January 06, 2020

The first rains signal the beginning of another planting season. Wearing a brown wrapper and yellow blouse, Mary Bwakat is already on […]

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Tanzania: Pastoralists use weather information to plan livestock feeding

Sylivester Domasa January 06, 2020

Peter Kakanji is brushing his teeth, using bristles of a stick as a toothbrush. He looks to the sky for signs of […]

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Benin: Grower processes pineapple into natural juices

Michael Tchokpodo January 06, 2020

Eyes fixed on the ground, boots on, Thomas Tonou waits a few seconds before moving a step forward. It’s 6:30 a.m. and […]

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Ghana: Using guinea fowl to manage pests and fertilize the soil

John Doopireh Chireh December 08, 2019

Domovir Bagolo whistles her favourite tune as she carefully weeds grass in her maize field. The 52-year-old farmer is holding a hoe […]

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Senegal: Rice farmers want to change the reputation of local rice

Seydina Oumar Ndiaye December 08, 2019

Ibrahima Ly is a big rice producer in northern Senegal, growing irrigated rice in the Senegal River Valley. But Mr. Ly isn’t […]

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Burkina Faso: Schools support girls during menstrual cycle

Sita Traoré December 08, 2019

It is 10 in the morning and students are having fun in Lycée Schorge’s playground. But an eighth-grade student named Sakina Diallo […]

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Ghana: Vegetable farmers use mobile phones to access extension services and better markets

Isaac Arkoh November 24, 2019

It’s a Friday morning full of heat. But Florence Abakah and dozens of other female vegetable farmers are working on their farms […]

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Senegal: Young entrepreneur wants to revolutionize farming with innovative storage

Yaye Moussou Traoré November 24, 2019

In a small room, two computers sit on a table. A wooden box contains various objects interconnected by cables of different colours. […]

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Tanzania: Fruit and vegetable farmers turn to organic farming to meet increased market demand

Sylivester Domasa November 24, 2019

Teresia Alexander is in her backyard garden carrying a bucket of water on her head and holding another in her right hand. […]

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