Farmer Stories

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Kenya: Farmers grow soya beans to manage striga

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 05, 2019

It’s midday and Francis Babu is using a hoe to weed his maize and soya beans. The movements of his hands and […]

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DRC: Farmers use local herb to fight weeds, restore land, increase production

Joseph Tsongo January 05, 2019

Sylvestre Muhindo thrusts his right hand into the soil in the middle of his field and pulls out a handful of wet […]

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Kenya: Farmers use rabbit urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 05, 2019

Sweat trickles down Yovensiah Mochama’s face as she walks toward a rabbit hutch, carrying a bundle of succulent plants. She opens the […]

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DRC: Conservation agriculture reduces labour costs, but farmers must still deal with weeds

Sammy Mupfuni December 23, 2018

It’s Sunday afternoon and John Kakule Toly stands like a teacher at the front of a classroom, facing the many local farmers […]

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DRC: Farmer raises his goats well by practicing good hygiene

Esdras Tsongo December 23, 2018

After a fierce rain, Bahati Assani waits hours until the sun is shining brightly before bringing his goats to pasture, a five-kilometre […]

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Zimbabwe: Rabbit meat gaining popularity as a protein source (Global Press Journal)

admin December 23, 2018

Brian Machipisa is the head chef of Gava’s restaurant in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare. He adds fresh yellow peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers […]

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Kenya: Women use avocados to ripen and sell bananas quickly

Pius Sawa December 17, 2018

Rebecca Nafula sells ripe bananas on the outskirts of Kakamega town in western Kenya. Her clients include grocery shop owners, workers at […]

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Malawi: Disease forces farmers to uproot banana plants

Charles Pensulo December 17, 2018

To Agnes Dzenje, banana is more than just a fruit. It has been supporting her since childhood. But things have completely changed. […]

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Ghana: Farmers begin protecting trees after land degradation affects yield (IPS)

admin December 17, 2018

In the scorching Upper East Region of Ghana, the dry seasons are long and, for kilometres, there is nothing but barren, dry […]

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DRC: Farmers use local herb to fight weeds, restore land, increase production

Joseph Tsongo December 02, 2018

Sylvestre Muhindo thrusts his right hand into the soil in the middle of his field and pulls out a handful of wet […]

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Tanzania: Garlic processing provides income for women in Manyara

Ash Abraham December 02, 2018

A warm wind carries the smell of garlic, earth, and steel throughout the Didihama Amcos factory in Tanzania’s Manyara region. Seven women […]

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Tanzania: Women continue to grow beans despite gender challenges

Enos Lufungulo December 02, 2018

Although it’s noon and very hot, Verantikisi Daniel Kaaya sits on a brown wooden chair on her veranda holding a round metal […]

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