Farmer Stories

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2. Nigeria: Farmers test best millet varieties for dry conditions (allAfrica.com)

Nelly Bassily January 14, 2008

Farmers in Nigeria’s northern Katsina State have been testing improved millet varieties from across Africa to see which grow best in dry […]

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3. Burundi: Toxic pesticides threaten health and environment (Syfia Grands Lacs)

Nelly Bassily January 14, 2008

Nestor Ntangorane is a Burundian farmer. He says that toxic chemicals such as DDT have always helped him to protect his crops […]

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4. Uganda: Groundnut sheller saves time, boosts profits (New Vision and Agroinnovations Podcast)

Nelly Bassily January 14, 2008

A hand-cranked machine that shells groundnuts is becoming available to small-scale farmers in Uganda. The Universal Nut Sheller is thought to be […]

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African Farm News in Review

Nelly Bassily January 07, 2008

You are welcome to use the news stories below in any way that suits your radio organization. You may wish to read […]

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1. Southern Africa: Floods present risk to health and crops (United Nations Integrated Regional Information Network, AllAfrica.com)

Nelly Bassily January 07, 2008

Unusually heavy rainfall has caused flooding in many parts of southern Africa and is forecast to continue across the region until February. […]

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2. Uganda: Women fishers break traditions (New Vision)

Nelly Bassily January 07, 2008

Some Ugandan women are breaking traditional barriers in the fishing industry in order to obtain a better share of the profit.Historically, men […]

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African Farm News in Review

Nelly Bassily December 24, 2007

You are welcome to use the news stories below in any way that suits your radio organization. You may wish to read […]

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1. East Africa: US $13 million project aims to connect small-scale farmers with supplies (Various Sources)

Nelly Bassily December 24, 2007

A new initiative has begun to connect small-scale farmers in East Africa with agricultural inputs such as seeds, tools, and fertilizer. The […]

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African Farm News in Review

Nelly Bassily December 18, 2007

You are welcome to use the news pieces below in any way that suits your radio organization. You may wish to read […]

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1. West Africa: Rising cereal prices welcomed by farmers, but raise concern among authorities, written by Idy Sy Diop, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Dakar

Nelly Bassily December 18, 2007

Following a global market trend, grain prices in some West African countries have increased, despite a concurrent increase in production. Rice producers […]

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2. Africa: The promise and potential perils of biofuels (Various Sources)

Nelly Bassily December 18, 2007

As the cost of fossil fuels rises and concern over climate change grows, the demand for biofuels – or fuels made from […]

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