Farmer Stories from Togo

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Togo: Farmers rotate crops for a better harvest

Magnim Karouwe February 10, 2019

Lokouna Djassoga walks across the ridges in his field, hoe in hand. On this misty December morning, he is harvesting yams. The […]

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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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Togo: Young inventor creates digital device to reduce post-harvest losses (SciDev.Net)

admin February 19, 2018

Ezeckiel Moudoh grows maize in southern Togo. Humidity and pests regularly destroy a big part of his stored crops. He says, “No […]

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Togo: Dispossessed widow rebuilds her life with farming

Daniel Addeh March 06, 2017

Awade Solim waters her field of carrots and lettuce under a blazing sun. In the fierce heat, the 44-year-old widow perspires so […]

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Togo: Entrepreneurial farmer makes neem insecticide to fight pests―and pesky animals

Daniel Addeh July 11, 2016

In 2011, Razak Adjei moved from the village of Tchamba to study economics in Lomé, the Togolese capital. He soon realized that […]

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Togo: The man who lives amongst the bees

Daniel Addeh February 08, 2016

Agbegna Obed smiles as he looks at the hives in his backyard garden, holding a honeycomb in his hands. No one dares […]

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Togo: Woman earns living by processing fish

Inoussa Maïga December 07, 2015

The last rays of the sunset are fading over Katenga, a fishing village a few hundred metres from Togo’s main fishing port, […]

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Togo: Maize forms perfect windbreak for coastal onions

Daniel Addeh November 30, 2015

It’s harvest time. Every morning, Kossi Anani, his wife, and his two daughters walk to their plot to gather red onions for […]

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Togo: Dispossessed widow rebuilds her life with farming

Daniel Addeh November 23, 2015

Awade Solim waters her field of carrots and lettuce under a blazing sun. In the fierce heat, the 43-year-old widow perspires so […]

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