Farmer Stories from Congo-Brazzaville

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Congo-Brazzaville: Market gardeners make and use organic fertilizers

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba May 26, 2019

The rainy weather does not seem to worry Mama Collette Malanda, and neither do the cries of the sheep, goats, and pigs. […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Farmers profit by developing local market for watermelon

Marien Nzikou-Massala October 01, 2018

Bakary Fofana’s straw hat protects his eyes from the bright sunlight, but he can’t escape the heat. From time to time, he […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Razed villages and empty fields await Congo’s displaced (IRIN)

admin September 10, 2018

Militia fighters and military checkpoints dotted Congo-Brazzaville’s Pool region for nearly two years. More than 100,000 people fled their villages during the […]

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Congo: Farmers in Kifouma rely on bitter cassava for improved production

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba July 30, 2018

It is very cold, but Hermann Ntsassa braves the morning chill to visit his cassava field in Kifouma, a small village in […]

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Congo: Farmers use bulukutu leaves to protect harvest from insects

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba February 19, 2018

Sitting on the ground, Loufouma Kaison uses a small knife to peel cassava tubers. He piles the cut pieces on a bare […]

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Congo: Blanche Bouanga overcomes HIV status to become successful market vendor

Privat Tiburce Massanga November 27, 2017

It’s 4 p.m. and the Moungali market in Brazzaville is slowly emptying. Blanche Bouanga is packing up her produce while chatting with […]

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Congo: Farmers profit from developing local market for watermelon

Marien Nzikou-Massala October 09, 2017

Bakary Fofana’s straw hat protects his eyes from the bright sunlight, but he can’t escape the heat. From time to time, he […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Illegal logging strips Congolese forests

Privat Tiburce Massanga January 09, 2017

On a bush trail in the Mabombo district of southern Congo-Brazzaville, two forest guides lead the way to an informal timber cutting […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Deforestation increasing as rural communities abandon farming

Privat Tiburce Massanga November 07, 2016

For several years, rural communities in the Pool region, on the outskirts of Brazzaville, have been abandoning farming for the more lucrative […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Vegetable gardeners introduce their children to farming

Privat Tiburce Massanga August 08, 2016

David Manzandi stands in a field, his slim figure emerging between rows of vegetables. With his watering can, he pours water on […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Farmer fights poor soil to grow peppers

Privat Tiburce Massanga May 30, 2016

For Jean-Pierre Milandou, poor soil has made growing peppers an uphill battle. Mr. Milandou has been growing vegetables for more than 20 […]

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Congo: Young Brazzaville man breaks free from unemployment by growing vegetables

Privat Tiburce Massanga August 10, 2015

Tod Moussoungou smiles as he inspects his bed of spring onions. He grows vegetables on the banks of the Djoue River in […]

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