Farmer Stories tagged "fruits"

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Benin: Grower processes pineapple into natural juices

Michael Tchokpodo January 06, 2020

Eyes fixed on the ground, boots on, Thomas Tonou waits a few seconds before moving a step forward. It’s 6:30 a.m. and […]

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Kenya: Mango farmers use plastic bottles to manage fruit flies

Robert KIbet November 11, 2019

Josiah Mwangi’s farm is full of mango trees. Looking at it from a distance, the trees appear to form a canopy, with […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow pineapples in challenging conditions

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae August 05, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning and Barare Nyang’au is busy pruning pineapple plants on his farm. The father of four whistles […]

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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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Burkina Faso: Household heads plant fruit trees to improve youth diets

Karim Ouedraogo March 24, 2019

Bouriema Diarra walks back and forth between the water tap and his fruit trees, a bucket in hand. He uses at least […]

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Uganda: Good soil makes watermelons a profitable crop in northern Uganda

Denis Ongeng March 10, 2019

Although it’s only nine o’clock in the morning, the clear blue sky signals that it’s going to be a hot, sunny day. […]

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Kenya: Farmers dry and process mangoes into value-added products

Leopold Obi January 13, 2019

Frida Mbai is smartly dressed in a white dustcoat. She has just finished cleaning, slicing, and placing mangoes on trays. The 66-year-old […]

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Kenya: Women use avocados to ripen and sell bananas quickly

Pius Sawa December 17, 2018

Rebecca Nafula sells ripe bananas on the outskirts of Kakamega town in western Kenya. Her clients include grocery shop owners, workers at […]

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Malawi: Disease forces farmers to uproot banana plants

Charles Pensulo December 17, 2018

To Agnes Dzenje, banana is more than just a fruit. It has been supporting her since childhood. But things have completely changed. […]

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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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Kenya: Women embrace farming as alternative to herding (Daily Nation)

admin July 23, 2018

Under the blistering afternoon sun, Lucina Tongore walks through a tree nursery, watering seedlings. She says, “Those mango seedlings at the corner […]

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