Farmer Stories

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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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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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