Farmer Stories from Tanzania

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Tanzania: Farmers use traditional and chemical methods to manage maize pests

Dinna Maningo May 26, 2019

It’s the rainy season in Karagwe District, and 58-year-old farmer Jane Joseph is standing in her maize farm, wondering why her maize […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers use local pesticides to fight pests and diseases in beans

Enos Lufungulo April 29, 2019

It’s planting season in Kasulu district, and Mrs. Ziporah Mussa is in her plot planting beans. The weather is cool and the […]

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Tanzania: Farmers use plastic bags and drums to protect maize from insect pests

Method Charles April 07, 2019

It’s midday, but Rose Alexander continues to sweep the home storeroom where she keeps her maize. Mrs. Alexander says, “I am constantly […]

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Tanzania: Rice farmers thrive thanks to good planting practices

Mary Mwaisenye February 17, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning. Yohana Lyapa is just arriving at his rice field with a hoe in his hands. The […]

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Tanzania: Farmers increase milk production by making feed with banana plants

Method Charles February 04, 2019

The sun is setting and its light is fading away through the leaves of the banana plants that almost surround Gladness Pallangyo’s […]

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Tanzania: Garlic processing provides income for women in Manyara

Ash Abraham December 02, 2018

A warm wind carries the smell of garlic, earth, and steel throughout the Didihama Amcos factory in Tanzania’s Manyara region. Seven women […]

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Tanzania: Women continue to grow beans despite gender challenges

Enos Lufungulo December 02, 2018

Although it’s noon and very hot, Verantikisi Daniel Kaaya sits on a brown wooden chair on her veranda holding a round metal […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers look for flexible loans to expand cassava production

Lilian Madelemo November 18, 2018

It is just past noon in Kongo village in Pwani Region, about 60 kilometres north of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city. […]

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Tanzania: Growing vegetables in bags benefits towns people

Dinna Maningo October 07, 2018

Naom Mgeta and her fellow students are holding three-litre water jugs in their hands. The blue-and-white-clad students are watering vegetables in the […]

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Tanzania: Good planting practices improve Irish potato harvest

Mary Mwaisenye October 07, 2018

It’s about eight o’clock in the morning. Everna Mfuse is wearing a yellow, red, and black dress with green trousers, and is […]

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Tanzania: Farmers choose organic methods despite market challenges

Ash Abraham July 30, 2018

Holding out a bundle of mint in the palm of his hand, a smiling man in a dark blue sweater says, “They […]

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Tanzania: Farmers start growing cassava as a cash crop because of high demand

Enos Lufungulo July 16, 2018

It’s evening, but Joram Mikanda is still in his field, checking to see if his cassava has matured enough to sell. Mr. […]

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