Farmer Stories tagged "organic farming"

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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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Benin: After switching to organic, farmers’ income grows

Augustin B. Laourou August 22, 2017

Réné Ahouanse is a 48-year-old farmer in Togoudo, about 50 kilometres south of Cotonou, Benin’s biggest city. He has a 10-hectare field […]

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Tanzania: Organic farmers struggle to meet demand from international market

Daniel Semberya April 24, 2017

Lydia Jacob grows her vegetables organically in Mwanamseka, a village in the Coast Region, about 100 kilometres west of Dar es Salaam. […]

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Kenya: Organic macadamia nuts help farmers survive drought (Trust)

admin February 06, 2017

On a dusty summer day in the village of Githure in central Kenya, a tall farmer named Francis Mureithi scoops up manure […]

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Benin: Sharing organic practices with The Gardens of Hope (AgribusinessTV)

admin January 16, 2017

Soulemayne Abdou-Bahar knows that vegetables should be healthy for his family. But after moving to Benin, he visited local farmers to see […]

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Tanzania: Coffee farmers turn to organic practices to benefit environment (Daily News)

admin October 17, 2016

In the hilly and sloping area of Mbozi, in the Mbeya Region of Tanzania, farmers are struggling to increase their coffee harvest. […]

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Burkina Faso: Farmer profits from organic vegetables

Nourou-Dhine Salouka October 10, 2015

Aminata Ouédraogo makes her way between verdant beds of lettuce, onions, and sorrel. Watering can in hand, she smiles as she works. […]

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South Africa: Refugee farmers profit from organic farming while waiting for asylum

Robson Mlambo September 07, 2015

Pious Wacho owns no land in South Africa. He is an immigrant who is seeking asylum in the country. But he’s proud […]

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Cameroon: Permaculture is ‘the African way’ in country’s only eco-village (IPS)

admin August 31, 2015

Joshua Konkankoh has a vision―that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic farming. The Cameroonian civil-servant-turned-farmer is pursuing that […]

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South Africa: Farmers improve lives through organic farming

Thuso Khumalo April 20, 2015

Farmers in many parts of the word have embraced artificial fertilizers and chemicals to enhance yields and maximize profits. But a group […]

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