Farmer Stories from Benin

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Benin: Farmer processes new oil palm varieties for a good income

Michael Tchokpodo February 23, 2019

It is almost seven in the morning. Daylight shines through the dissipating fog. Séraphin Hounongbé walks  to his palm grove, a pruning […]

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Benin: Market gardeners use intercropping and crop rotation to make the most of small city plots

Michael Tchokpodo January 29, 2018

Twilight approaches. Mahoussi Kélè drags a bag of bird droppings to the garden. His eyes fixed on the ground, the 24-year-old market […]

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Benin: Farming couple breaks taboo by taking HIV test

Mikaila Issa November 27, 2017

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning. A couple walks hand-in-hand to the health centre in the small village of Ayou, 50 kilometres […]

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Benin: Urban agriculture losing ground to concrete in Cotonou (Le Monde)

admin September 18, 2017

Wearing a faded green shirt and blue cap, Charles Acapko leans over to weed his rows of lettuce. The vegetable farmer in […]

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Benin: After switching to organic, farmers’ income grows

Augustin B. Laourou August 22, 2017

Réné Ahouanse is a 48-year-old farmer in Togoudo, about 50 kilometres south of Cotonou, Benin’s biggest city. He has a 10-hectare field […]

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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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Benin: Sharing organic practices with The Gardens of Hope (AgribusinessTV)

admin January 16, 2017

Soulemayne Abdou-Bahar knows that vegetables should be healthy for his family. But after moving to Benin, he visited local farmers to see […]

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Benin: Starting an agricultural business as a young woman (Agribusiness TV)

admin August 29, 2016

Daniele Nda has a degree in banking and finance, a background that helped her spot a good business opportunity—vegetable farming. This background […]

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Benin: New stove boosts income for women rice farmers (Inter Press Service)

admin April 25, 2016

Salabanya Tabaitou no longer squints from the irritating wood smoke every time she parboils her rice. Now, she feeds logs into the […]

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