Farmer Stories from Ethiopia

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

Pius Sawa June 10, 2019

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: Farmers choose traditional methods over pesticides to control Fall armyworm

Neo Brown April 14, 2019

It’s another busy morning. Young boys are leading livestock to pasture while women attend to various household chores. Silenat Molla is sitting […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers create pastures for livestock and build fences to benefit from mulching

Tesfaye Getnet April 07, 2019

At first, Yonas Ugi was hesitant to start laying down crop residues on his farmland as mulch. He feared that, because he […]

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Ethiopia: Women use mulching to reduce workload in cabbage farming

Tesfaye Getnet March 31, 2019

On one side of Felekech Fantu’s mud hut, 100-kilogram bundles of cabbage are tied with ropes and stacked, waiting to be transported […]

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Ethiopia: Crop rotation, intercropping, and mulching help farmers improve soil fertility and productivity

Tesfaye Getnet March 31, 2019

Two goats sit side-by-side in front of a mud house, waiting eagerly to catch the morning sun inside Markos Chneshu’s wood-fenced compound. […]

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Ethiopia: Women’s co-operatives in rural Ethiopia give women ownership of land and equipment (City Press)

admin March 03, 2019

In most parts of Dodola district, you can see slow-moving oxen ploughing open stretches of farmland. But in one field, a red […]

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Ethiopia: Agroforestry home gardens build community resilience in southern Ethiopia (Mongabay)

admin January 21, 2019

Bule is a small village 370 kilometres south of the capital, Addis Ababa. It’s believed to be the birthplace of traditional “home […]

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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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