Farmer Stories from Zambia

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Zambia: Farmers increase groundnut income by making peanut butter

Nchimunya Mutinta July 08, 2019

Muketoi Lubinda sits in a chair at his corner shop. He sells peanut butter at Soweto market in the heart of Lusaka, […]

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Zambia: Accurate weather information helps farmers plan more effectively (IPS)

admin October 15, 2018

In the 2017-18 farming season, Fainess Muzyamba decided to abandon her traditional maize crop for sweet potatoes. The 56-year-old lives in the […]

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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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Zambia: Farmers use special equipment to save time and labour in conservation agriculture

Filius Jere March 26, 2018

For the past three years, Lashiwe Zulu has been practicing conservation agriculture with simple methods and tools. She used the chaka hand […]

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Zambia: Conservation agriculture helps fight climate change and hunger (IPS)

admin January 15, 2018

Damiano Malambo was skeptical about conservation agriculture—until El Nino hit southern Zambia and left millions of people without food. He recalls: “The […]

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Zambia: Farmer boosts chicken health with better breeding and feeding

Filius Jere October 30, 2017

For years, Paul Lungu and his family lived in a small grass-thatched hut on the outskirts of Lundazi town, in eastern Zambia. […]

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Zambia: Farmer finds sweet spot producing orange-fleshed sweet potato vines and roots in dry season (Africa Rising)

admin September 11, 2017

Aaron and Mervis Mumba are legends in the village of Kasuza in eastern Zambia, along the border with Mozambique. The couple and […]

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Zambia: By-laws help farmers practice conservation farming

Filius Jere July 31, 2017

When Tasila Tembo’s drunken husband deserted her and left her to care for four children, her only option was to make a […]

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Zambia: Farmers use plastic bottles to water crops in dry season

Filius Jere February 13, 2017

For many years, Mishick Mwanza was a guitarist with a popular band in the city of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. He […]

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Zambia: Fertilizer made from groundnut shells and leaves improves maize harvest

Filius Jere August 29, 2016

Chosiwe Shanzi is innovating. She makes her own fertilizer to improve her maize harvest. Mrs. Shanzi has to be creative because soils […]

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Zambia: El Niño pushes Zambian farmers to question maize habit (Trust)

admin January 25, 2016

Farmers in drought-stricken Zambia are planning to reduce the amount of maize they plant, and switch to beans and other quick-maturing crops […]

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Zambia: Improved post-harvest handling brings hope to fishers (IPS)

admin November 30, 2015

Hadon Sichali has been employed in the fish trade for more than 20 years. The 55-year-old entrepreneur is from Mongu, 600 kilometres […]

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