Farmer Stories

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1. Liberia: Farmers rebuild agriculture sector against the odds (allAfrica.com)

Nelly Bassily February 05, 2008

Looking over his fields of rice, plantain, and root vegetables, Lincoln Yeneken sees a successful farm that lay fallow three years ago. […]

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2. Mali: Women traders play crucial role in providing locally-adapted seeds (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Nelly Bassily February 05, 2008

It’s early morning in a Malian village. As the sun rises, traders prepare for the weekly market. A woman spreads a cloth […]

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3. Burkina Faso: Cotton and shea producers satisfy Western taste for organic products (Agence France-Presse)

Nelly Bassily February 05, 2008

The Western world has fallen in love with organic products. And cotton producers in Burkina Faso couldn’t be happier. One out of […]

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East Africa: Small-scale farmers use “push-pull” approach to control pests without chemicals (Africa Science News Service)

Nelly Bassily January 28, 2008

On fields across East Africa, crops are being protected by an invisible barrier. Instead of applying chemical pesticides, farmers are applying a […]

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Rwanda: Farmers boost profits with “coffee bikes” (Edmonton Journal and projectrwanda.org)

Nelly Bassily January 28, 2008

Célestin grows his coffee in the Kabara region of Rwanda. Like many other coffee farmers, he is only able to transport about […]

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African Farm News in Review

Nelly Bassily January 21, 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. Mali: Campaign for biodiesel intensifies but farmers remain cautious

Nelly Bassily January 21, 2008

By: Idy Sy Diop, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Dakar Faced with an intense government and industry campaign to grow plants for […]

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2. Kenya: Violence forces farmers to flee, threatens food supply (Various Sources, allAfrica.com)

Nelly Bassily January 21, 2008

Just a few weeks ago, Danson Kariuki enjoyed a comfortable life. He ran a milk business, owned a house and a vehicle. […]

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4. Africa: Cell phones help farmers and traders do business more efficiently (Farm Radio Weekly, AfricaNews.com)

Nelly Bassily January 21, 2008

Usu Phoebe Mbasounn is a cassava trader in Nigeria. These days, she trades in the “silent market.” With the touch of a […]

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African Farm News in Review

Nelly Bassily January 14, 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. Senegal: Farmers fear Economic Partnership Agreements with Europe threaten their livelihoods

Nelly Bassily January 14, 2008

by: Idy Sy Diop, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Dakar Senegal is engaged in a national campaign against the Economic Partnership Agreements, […]

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