Farmer Stories from Ghana

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Ghana: Farmers begin protecting trees after land degradation affects yield (IPS)

admin December 17, 2018

In the scorching Upper East Region of Ghana, the dry seasons are long and, for kilometres, there is nothing but barren, dry […]

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Ghana: Cocoa farmers harness the law to save forests, boost yields (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Standing in his yard amongst pecking chickens, Nana Archer shows a certificate from the forestry commission stating that he has planted and […]

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Ghana: Sending weather forecasts by SMS

Connor Oke October 15, 2018

Near the equator, weather patterns change rapidly and are difficult to predict. Powerful storms can form in a matter of hours with […]

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Ghana: Introducing weigh scales in the marketplace a tough challenge

Connor Oke September 24, 2018

Small-scale maize farmers like Mallam Haruna work hard for their living. Mr. Haruna lives in Nkoranza-North in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. […]

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Ghana: Clam farmers use GPS to protect property rights (Roots Radio)

admin July 03, 2018

Samuel-Richard Bogobley wears a bright orange life vest and leans over the edge of a fishing canoe. The canoe sits at the […]

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Zimbabwe/Ghana: Land corruption affects women farmers most (News Deeply)

admin May 07, 2018

When an ethanol company first came to Qhelani Mahanya’s town in southeastern Zimbabwe to set up its biofuel project in 2008, Mrs. […]

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Ghana: Farmers learn no-till to increase productivity and income

Abena Dansoa Danso April 16, 2018

Kwame Anane smiles as he walks onto a vast farm filled with various types of crops. He joins a group of farmers […]

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Ghana: Young rice seller and family profit from hearing market prices on the radio

Tara Sprickerhoff July 24, 2017

Martha Amekor is the tenth-born in a family with so many children that she has lost count. Because there are so many […]

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Burundi & Ghana: Two techniques for storing tomatoes longer (by Jean de Dieu Ununahazwe & Anais Voski)

admin April 10, 2017

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after […]

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Zimbabwe & Ghana: Warehouses and wood ash protect stored maize and profits (by Nqobani Ndlovu & Tara Sprickerhoff)

admin April 10, 2017

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon and Violet Mguni is busy shelling maize. She sits in the shade, mixing maize kernels with […]

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Ghana: What it takes to be an award-winning guinea fowl farmer

Anais Voski February 06, 2017

The rural community of Kasenamun, in Ghana’s Upper East Region, is quiet other than the light wind and rhythmic chirping of guinea […]

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Ghana: Farmers adopt eco-friendly, zero-energy vegetable storage technique

Anais Voski January 23, 2017

Gbunlung Savulgu is a quiet, rural village in northern Ghana, just north of Tamale and accessible only by dirt roads. The small […]

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