Farmer Stories from Ethiopia

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Ethiopia: Competition over land squeezes coffee farmers (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Every month, Ethiopian coffee farmer Zelalem Tadesse makes the long and arduous journey to court to fight for the return of the […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers multiply indigenous seeds to achieve food security

Netsanet Hailu October 30, 2018

Like many prudent farmers, Bontu Haji Hussein grows different crops and varieties each season so that if one of them fails, she […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers plant late, monitor early to manage Fall armyworm

Elias Gebreselassie August 27, 2018

Although his land is fertile, Berhanu Gebremichael worries about his future in farming. The 35-year-old grows maize on a two-hectare piece of […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers manage Fall armyworm with cultural practices

Sisay Berihu August 13, 2018

It’s time for a tea break during the workshop on raising awareness about Fall armyworm. Farmers are busy sharing their experiences while […]

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Ethiopia: Maize farmers grow special plants to manage Fall armyworm

Neo Brown August 07, 2018

On a cloudy morning, Harbe Tafesse walks through a narrow passageway on one side of her house that leads to the 625-square-metre […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers handpick and use other methods to manage Fall armyworm

Yemman Sahle July 30, 2018

Alem Digafe walks slowly through his muddy maize fields, wearing plastic boots. He is inspecting his farm to determine if Fall armyworms […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers multiply indigenous seeds to achieve food security

Netsanet Hailu March 19, 2018

Like many prudent farmers, Bontu Haji Hussein wants to grow different crops and varieties each season so that if one of them […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers tend sorghum with care to improve their livelihoods

Netsanet Hailu December 18, 2017

Sorghum is the dominant crop in most of the Wollo Zones in central Ethiopia, and plays a major role in the livelihoods […]

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Ethiopia: Mapping soil conditions helps farmers improve soil health

Kathryn Burnham November 06, 2017

Tefera Gonfa’s oxen are ploughing the dark soil, turning it to prepare for planting. Mr. Gonfa lives in Fodu Gora kebele in […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers hire village vaccinators to protect chickens from Newcastle disease

Pius Sawa October 30, 2017

Nususe Gonetse steps into a basin of water to disinfect his feet as he exits his wire mesh chicken house. In the […]

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Ethiopia: Row planting fava bean for a greater harvest

Kathryn Burnham September 04, 2017

The village offices of Bakelo kebele are perched midway up a hill, and small fields dot the land above, below, and all […]

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Ethiopia: A new tool for an old problem—waterlogged soils

Kathryn Burnham August 28, 2017

It is hot and sunny as Gonfa Gutema follows the two oxen ploughing his field. It rained recently, which means it’s time […]

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