Farmer Stories

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Burkina Faso: Farmers sell, eat, and treat ailments with neglected plants

Nikiema Abdoul Aziz October 30, 2018

Stationed at a crossroads at the entrance to Tenkodogo city, Ouindiga Edwige sells muguna (jackalberry) and kieglga fruits (from the bito tree), […]

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Madagascar: Rice farmers ask gov’t to repair infrastructure after natural disasters

Daniela Loberline October 15, 2018

Mr. Haja painfully rises from his bed and staggers from the room. It’s three o’clock in the morning and he must go […]

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Ghana: Sending weather forecasts by SMS

Connor Oke October 15, 2018

Near the equator, weather patterns change rapidly and are difficult to predict. Powerful storms can form in a matter of hours with […]

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Zambia: Accurate weather information helps farmers plan more effectively (IPS)

admin October 15, 2018

In the 2017-18 farming season, Fainess Muzyamba decided to abandon her traditional maize crop for sweet potatoes. The 56-year-old lives in the […]

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Tanzania: Growing vegetables in bags benefits towns people

Dinna Maningo October 07, 2018

Naom Mgeta and her fellow students are holding three-litre water jugs in their hands. The blue-and-white-clad students are watering vegetables in the […]

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Tanzania: Good planting practices improve Irish potato harvest

Mary Mwaisenye October 07, 2018

It’s about eight o’clock in the morning. Everna Mfuse is wearing a yellow, red, and black dress with green trousers, and is […]

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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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