Farmer Stories tagged "nutrition"

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Malawi: HIV-positive farmers improve nutritional status with mixed farming

Grace Kapatuka July 22, 2019

Clement Mbewe and his two children sit on the verandah of their corrugated iron sheet house, eating the breakfast prepared by Mr. […]

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Zimbabwe: Diet rotation club helps HIV-positive women maintain medication schedule

Robson Mlambo July 22, 2019

Maude Jaure* pours white sugar into her sorghum porridge and stirs until it dissolves. Mrs. Jaure is happy that her diet rotation […]

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

Nikiema Abdoul Aziz May 07, 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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Nigeria: Mushroom farming for food, medicine, and animal feed (The Independent)

admin April 30, 2018

Mushroom farming is gaining ground in Nigeria, with more farmers growing the crop in their backyards or even their kitchens. Olaide Ayeni […]

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Q&A on women and food security with Kawinzi Muiu of the World Food Programme

Kathryn Burnham March 05, 2018

Barza Wire recently spoke with Kawinzi Muiu, director of the gender office at the World Food Programme (WFP). Ms. Muiu was in […]

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Malawi: Farmers boost nutrition and profit by processing soy into milk, yoghurt, and tofu

Pauline Mbukwa February 26, 2018

The district of Mchinji in the Central Region of Malawi is a busy trading hub for agro dealers, fruit and vegetable vendors, […]

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Uganda: Farmers use mineral blocks to improve livestock health

Geoffrey Ojok September 11, 2017

With a growing sense of dread, Andrew Byaruhanga stood at a distance from the market and watched his small herd of cattle […]

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Malawi: Varied diet, healthy family

Mark Ndipita December 23, 2016

When he was an infant, Enelesi Nkhoma’s firstborn son was very weak. He lost a lot of weight and was often sick. […]

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Madagascar: Farmers cook to keep their children in school

Noro Raoeliharison December 23, 2016

There is a saying: A hungry stomach has no ears. When schoolchildren are hungry, they can’t concentrate, and they lose interest in […]

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Uganda: Healthy harvest, healthy family thanks to orange-fleshed sweet potato

Williams Moi October 31, 2016

Sixty-eight-year-old Augustino Kyagagambi has vowed to continue growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes for the rest of his life—because the crop is healthy and […]

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Uganda: Primary school teacher takes on second job growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Williams Moi October 31, 2016

Okot Thomas uses a hand hoe to prepare his soil for planting orange-fleshed sweet potato vines in his swampy field. Mr. Thomas […]

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