Farmer Stories

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Tanzania: Farmers dry maize carefully to reduce post-harvest losses

Enos Lufungulo October 14, 2019

It’s late afternoon and the weather is a bit cold. Franael Martine is wearing a white sweater to protect himself from the […]

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Uganda: Drying maize on the ground increases health risks and hurts exports (Global Press Journal)

admin October 14, 2019

Namulondo Kekurina’s maize is thriving. She’s harvesting for a second time this season and has already brought in more than her family […]

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Mali: Shrinking of Niger River threatens agriculture

Acherif Ag Ismaguel October 14, 2019

Over its 4,200-kilometre journey, the Niger River waters 1,750 kilometres of land in Mali. The river has always provided local populations with […]

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Malawi: Clubs help farmers benefit from groundnut farming

Pauline Kaude September 29, 2019

It’s a bright Wednesday morning and Phillip Msakwiza is busy supervising construction work for his new house. He is using the proceeds […]

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Malawi: Women and youth join co-operative to access better groundnut markets

Matalitso Banda September 29, 2019

It’s four o’clock in the morning, but Alice Kawaye is already awake in her well-thatched grass house. The 38-year-old farmer is cleaning […]

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Malawi: Shared decision-making boosts family farming income

Grace Kapatuka September 29, 2019

It’s about 11 o’clock in the morning and Diffat Chinyama and his wife Lunia are returning home from planting beans in their […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow jack beans to improve soil fertility and reduce soil erosion

Pius Sawa September 16, 2019

It’s mid-morning and Anne Nyangasi is leading a group of farmers who are inspecting their jack beans, also known as canavalia beans. […]

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Togo: Beekeeping to boost income and health

Alo Lemou September 16, 2019

In Edouwoussi, a forest beekeeping co-operative relies on harmony between the bees’ well-being and forest conservation for its success. Here, farmers practice […]

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Kenya: Good irrigation results in good harvests for pastoralists switching to horticulture (The Daily Nation)

admin September 16, 2019

After losing nearly all his livestock to drought and bandits, John Nang’iro Ekalale switched to horticulture in 2016. Mr. Ekalale teamed up […]

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Burkina Faso: Women protecting shea trees

Harouna Sana September 02, 2019

In the Sissili and Ziro provinces of central west Burkina Faso, farmers know the value of the shea tree, known scientifically as […]

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Zambia: Money grows on trees, so don’t uproot them (IPS)

admin September 02, 2019

Jennifer Handondo stands with a group of farmers looking at their fields and thinking. But she’s not thinking about the food crops […]

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Tanzania: Climate change impacts livestock—and livestock farmers

Sylivester Domasa September 02, 2019

Holding his hands behind his back, Mhache Paulo looks steadily at the backyard of his house, his mouth agape. Mr. Paulo says […]

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