Farmer Stories

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Kenya: Trees help farmers restore soil fertility and increase crop production

James Karuga June 24, 2019

Beatrice Wamalwa smiles as she walks around her farm, surrounded by trees. She looks with amazement at the sheer number of trees […]

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Kenya: Resilient entrepreneur invests in pawpaw and passion fruit after losing watermelon crop (Farmbiz Africa)

admin June 24, 2019

Margaret Mutheu stands under a pawpaw tree, proudly showing off a cluster of healthy fruit as someone snaps a photo. She is […]

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DRC: Small-scale miner turns to oranges for profitable, safer career

Adéline Nsimire Balika June 24, 2019

In the cold, high-altitude mountainous area of Nyabibwe, in DRC, Ajuwa Bertin and his two young brothers head to the family coffee […]

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Uganda: Maggots, termites, and flies as feed

Tracy Akwii June 10, 2019

Mike Omoyo Okee has taken up some odd activities. The 44-year-old collects bones and blood to rear termites, maggots, and flies. It’s […]

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Senegal: Keeping urban chickens healthy, even in small spaces

Aimee Ngnemzue June 10, 2019

Rama Ndaw slowly climbs the stairs to the terrace of her family home. She gently pushes aside feed bags piled high on […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers hire village vaccinators to protect chickens from Newcastle disease

Pius Sawa June 10, 2019

Nususe Gonetse steps into a basin of water to disinfect his feet as he exits his wire mesh chicken house. In the […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Market gardeners make and use organic fertilizers

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba May 26, 2019

The rainy weather does not seem to worry Mama Collette Malanda, and neither do the cries of the sheep, goats, and pigs. […]

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Tanzania: Farmers use traditional and chemical methods to manage maize pests

Dinna Maningo May 26, 2019

It’s the rainy season in Karagwe District, and 58-year-old farmer Jane Joseph is standing in her maize farm, wondering why her maize […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow mukau tree as protection against drought (Trust)

admin May 26, 2019

Back in 2000, Jonathan Kituku Mung’ala was worried that a drought could wipe out his crops. At the time, he was working […]

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DRC: Farmers come together to better market their maize

Joseph Tsongo May 12, 2019

Henriette Sahengema exits a big cinderblock building happily counting new bills. In the midst of several farmers, she smiles. This is the […]

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Kenya: As large herds struggle, some Maasai switch to dairy cattle (Trust)

admin May 12, 2019

In the Maasai village of Oloimayian, cattle have long been a symbol of wealth and pride. “I hope your cattle are well” […]

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Senegal: Limited access to water hurts market gardeners

Adia Drame May 12, 2019

Fary Diop sits under a baobab tree at the entrance to Mbidiem Lébou village, filling small bags with grilled groundnuts. The 50-year-old […]

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