Farmer Stories

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Congo-Brazzaville: Razed villages and empty fields await Congo’s displaced (IRIN)

admin September 10, 2018

Militia fighters and military checkpoints dotted Congo-Brazzaville’s Pool region for nearly two years. More than 100,000 people fled their villages during the […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers plant late, monitor early to manage Fall armyworm

Elias Gebreselassie August 27, 2018

Although his land is fertile, Berhanu Gebremichael worries about his future in farming. The 35-year-old grows maize on a two-hectare piece of […]

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DRC: While conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, others remain

Laetitia Kasongo August 27, 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: Rural women’s group makes and markets tomato puree (AgribusinessTV)

admin August 27, 2018

A group of women stand around a wooden table, slicing countless bright red tomatoes, preparing them to be processed into tomato puree. […]

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DRC: Intercropping brings better harvests to farmers in Goma

Esdras Tsongo August 13, 2018

Charline N’simire’s serious expression highlights the slight wrinkles on the 60-year-old farmer’s face. With her hands on her hips, she worries about […]

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Mali: Farmers benefit from program to recover traditional seeds

Aboubacar Gakou August 13, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and the sounds of chickens and other small animals fill the courtyard of an NGO in […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers manage Fall armyworm with cultural practices

Sisay Berihu August 13, 2018

It’s time for a tea break during the workshop on raising awareness about Fall armyworm. Farmers are busy sharing their experiences while […]

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Senegal: Young entrepreneur creates online platform to connect fish buyers and sellers (CTA)

admin August 07, 2018

Malick Birame smiles broadly when he talks about his award-winning start-up, Aywajieune. The 27-year-old lives in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. His […]

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Burkina Faso: Mama Suzanne is never too old to build a new business—or a house

Harouna Sana August 07, 2018

The sun is just rising, and Suzanne Ouédraogo is in the middle of a courtyard fixing one of her cart’s tires. Since […]

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Ethiopia: Maize farmers grow special plants to manage Fall armyworm

Neo Brown August 07, 2018

On a cloudy morning, Harbe Tafesse walks through a narrow passageway on one side of her house that leads to the 625-square-metre […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers handpick and use other methods to manage Fall armyworm

Yemman Sahle July 30, 2018

Alem Digafe walks slowly through his muddy maize fields, wearing plastic boots. He is inspecting his farm to determine if Fall armyworms […]

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Tanzania: Farmers choose organic methods despite market challenges

Ash Abraham July 30, 2018

Holding out a bundle of mint in the palm of his hand, a smiling man in a dark blue sweater says, “They […]

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