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Ghana: Cocoa farmers harness the law to save forests, boost yields (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Standing in his yard amongst pecking chickens, Nana Archer shows a certificate from the forestry commission stating that he has planted and […]

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Senegal: Villagers replant mangroves that protect their environment, livelihoods (IRIN)

admin November 26, 2018

Ablaye Marone makes a living from the mangroves in western Senegal’s Saloum Delta. This area is rich in biodiversity, with some 2,000 […]

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Liberia: New law secures ancestral land rights (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Liberia has passed a landmark law that will help communities fight foreign land grabs by giving them ownership of ancestral territory. President […]

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Ethiopia: Competition over land squeezes coffee farmers (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Every month, Ethiopian coffee farmer Zelalem Tadesse makes the long and arduous journey to court to fight for the return of the […]

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DRC : Conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, but others remain

Laetitia Kasongo November 18, 2018

Kavira Kakese walks slowly on the stony trail to her field in Mayangose, a village in Virunga National Park, in northeast Democratic […]

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Burkina Faso: Pregnant women overcome obstacles to attending prenatal consultations

Harouna Sana November 18, 2018

Edwige Sawadogo sits on a bench in the big waiting room of the Boussouma health centre, about 100 kilometres north of Ouagadougou, […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers look for flexible loans to expand cassava production

Lilian Madelemo November 18, 2018

It is just past noon in Kongo village in Pwani Region, about 60 kilometres north of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city. […]

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DRC: Livestock disease worries goat herders

Zanem Nety Zaidi November 05, 2018

Sahbani Karikumutima opens the little door of the enclosure where he keeps his goats. It is 8 o’clock in the morning and […]

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Kenya: ‘Worm juice’ helps farmers boost harvests (Trust)

admin November 05, 2018

Josphat Macharia stoops over a large plastic drum on his farm in southwestern Kenya. He scoops up a handful of dirt and […]

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Zimbabwe: Small grains can help ease food insecurity (Global Press Journal)

admin November 05, 2018

Advance Mabhena has a compelling set of crops on his hands. Mr. Mabhena lives in the village of Ngwaledi in Zimbabwe and […]

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Niger: Fighting food insecurity with indigenous plants (Spore Magazine)

admin October 30, 2018

The shrub-like plants called hanza and aduwa in Hausa resemble their surroundings—dry, hard, and spiky—and grow on stony desert plains and dry […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers multiply indigenous seeds to achieve food security

Netsanet Hailu October 30, 2018

Like many prudent farmers, Bontu Haji Hussein grows different crops and varieties each season so that if one of them fails, she […]

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