Farmer Stories

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Burkina Faso: Communication as the key to education around teen pregnancies

Hortense Tieba August 19, 2019

At Lompolo Koné Provincial Secondary School in Banfora, in the Cascades region of southwest Burkina Faso, the community is awakening to the […]

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Tanzania: Disease and lack of grazing land hamper access to export markets for livestock farmers

Gaudensia Mngumi August 19, 2019

It’s 10 a.m., the sky is bright, and the weather is clear. Chui Meja is keenly observing his cattle, sheep, and goats […]

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Burkina Faso: A women’s federation benefits from shea tree fruits

Harouna Sana August 19, 2019

Djaratou Diasso is a 50-year-old farmer. She wakes up early in the morning to travel to the shea parks to gather shea […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow pineapples in challenging conditions

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae August 05, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning and Barare Nyang’au is busy pruning pineapple plants on his farm. The father of four whistles […]

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Benin: Processing cashews with solar energy (AgribusinessTV)

admin August 05, 2019

A group of modestly-dressed women are busy in their village of Dassa Tré, more than 200 kilometres from Porto Novo, the capital […]

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Uganda: Farmers increase crop yield by using human urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Tracy Akwii August 05, 2019

The rains have just begun and it’s a busy time, with farmers spending most of their energy planting and weeding. Sam Olang […]

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Malawi: HIV-positive farmers improve nutritional status with mixed farming

Grace Kapatuka July 22, 2019

Clement Mbewe and his two children sit on the verandah of their corrugated iron sheet house, eating the breakfast prepared by Mr. […]

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Zimbabwe: Diet rotation club helps HIV-positive women maintain medication schedule

Robson Mlambo July 22, 2019

Maude Jaure* pours white sugar into her sorghum porridge and stirs until it dissolves. Mrs. Jaure is happy that her diet rotation […]

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Burkina Faso: Women save money and protect the environment with reusable sanitary pads 

Sita Traoré July 22, 2019

In the Hauts-Bassins region of Burkina Faso, winter is fast approaching and fieldwork will start soon. It’s market day in Orodara, a […]

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Zambia: Farmers increase groundnut income by making peanut butter

Nchimunya Mutinta July 08, 2019

Muketoi Lubinda sits in a chair at his corner shop. He sells peanut butter at Soweto market in the heart of Lusaka, […]

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Senegal: A marketplace to support sustainable local agri-businesses

Yaye Moussou Traoré July 08, 2019

In Senegal, there are many local producers and processors of organic products, grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and processed without additives. […]

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Namibia: Hydroponic gardening helps schools and communities

Johanna Absalom July 08, 2019

It’s break time and 12-year-old Sylvia Amaambo walks towards the school garden. She squats near a bed of water in the greenhouse […]

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