Farmer Stories

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Cameroon: Seed multiplication farms help farmers produce more (InfoCongo)

admin October 07, 2018

Adolph Njokwe is a maize farmer in Muyuku, in the Southwest region of Cameroon. There have often been droughts on his four-acre […]

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Senegal: Consumers want local rice, but market complications make it hard to find

Omar Bally Balde October 01, 2018

Sliced onions, spices, and peppers fill a plastic bowl on a shelf in Seynabou Gaelle Diop Diongue’s kitchen. For today’s lunch, the […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Farmers profit by developing local market for watermelon

Marien Nzikou-Massala October 01, 2018

Bakary Fofana’s straw hat protects his eyes from the bright sunlight, but he can’t escape the heat. From time to time, he […]

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Uganda: Radio helps farmers find better markets for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Pius Sawa October 01, 2018

It’s a happy day for Linet Nalugo Musana. She straightens up to take a short break from harvesting with other farmers, holding […]

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Ghana: Introducing weigh scales in the marketplace a tough challenge

Connor Oke September 24, 2018

Small-scale maize farmers like Mallam Haruna work hard for their living. Mr. Haruna lives in Nkoranza-North in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. […]

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Cameroon: As plantations expand, communities, wildlife feel pressure (InfoCongo)

admin September 24, 2018

It’s early in the morning and Rodrique Ngono is sharpening a machete in front of his homestead to prepare for the day’s […]

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Rwanda: Farmers balk at government-mandated hybrid maize (Global Press Journal)

admin September 24, 2018

In the western swath of this fertile country, about 20 kilometres from the capital, Kigali, there’s a wide valley filled with maize […]

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Uganda: Homemade feed keeps pigs healthy, saves farmers money

Geoffrey Ojok September 17, 2018

It’s about eleven o’clock, and the bright morning sunshine hits the makeshift pig enclosure hard. The pigs and piglets inside squeal and […]

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Uganda: Farmer overcomes drought by making hay and silage (The Observer)

admin September 17, 2018

Despite the blazing midday January sun that forces many to seek shade, Mugisha Besigye walks through pastures full of the imported grass […]

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West Africa: Indigenous species prove adaptable—and profitable—for local livestock rearers (Coraf, Food Tank)

admin September 17, 2018

Gideon Anaba has been up since dawn caring for his birds at his home in Baku, northern Ghana. He has checked on […]

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Zambia: Home gardens help farmers eat well throughout the year

Filius Jere September 10, 2018

When Vashity Khumalo attended the funeral of a distant relative in the nearby village of Nyamiya, she saw a fence of vegetation […]

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Togo: Dam dries up, so market gardeners dig wells, which weakens the soil

Magnim Karouwe September 10, 2018

Sweat trickles down Benoit Koundou’s face. The 60-year-old market gardener blocks off the small irrigation canal that leads to his plot, then […]

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