Farmer Stories tagged "solar energy"

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Ghana: Women bring light (literally) to rural communities

Maxine Betteridge-Moes February 10, 2019

Mabel Akanyinte installs solar panels in remote, off-grid communities in northern Ghana. It’s hard work that sometimes requires climbing on roofs to […]

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Kenya: Solar-powered pumps pay for themselves quickly, but farmers need loans (GTM)

admin May 22, 2018

Joshua Okundi’s five-acre farm is his classroom. Mr. Okundi was a schoolteacher before he left his job in 2013 to become a […]

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Zimbabwe: Solar-powered irrigation keeps harvests high during drought (Trust)

admin November 20, 2017

Despite the worsening drought that has dried many of the fields that surround her farm in southern Zimbabwe, Mpokiseng Moyo continues to […]

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Kenya: Solar dryer increases income and decreases post-harvest losses

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae June 26, 2017

It is around eight o’clock in the morning in Keroka, a remote village in southwestern Kenya’s Nyamira County. Yunuke Nyakerario is very […]

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Tanzania: Farmers improve income, health by drying fruit with solar dryers

Kathryn Burnham January 23, 2017

Kilimanjaro Natural Foods Cooperative is located in a house just off the main tarmac road in Moshi, northern Tanzania. It’s clear how […]

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Mozambique: Farmers dry fruit to beat hunger

Ray Mwareya December 23, 2016

John Mateo washes a bucket full of red apples. He knows that if they are not peeled and dried in a hot […]

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Kenya: Maasai women lead solar revolution (Trust)

admin June 29, 2015

People in Magadi used to feel uneasy when dusk fell. Farmers worried about their cattle being easy prey for hyenas and leopards. […]

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