Farmer Stories tagged "crop production"

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Tanzania: Rice farmers thrive thanks to good planting practices

Mary Mwaisenye February 17, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning. Yohana Lyapa is just arriving at his rice field with a hoe in his hands. The […]

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Togo: Farmers rotate crops for a better harvest

Magnim Karouwe February 10, 2019

Lokouna Djassoga walks across the ridges in his field, hoe in hand. On this misty December morning, he is harvesting yams. The […]

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Mali: Rastaman spreads the word to youth about the importance of agriculture

Olivier Dubois February 10, 2019

When a ‘60s Volkswagen Beetle coloured green, yellow, and red rolls down the road, everyone in Siby knows who is on board. […]

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Zimbabwe: Poor prices force farmers to switch from cotton to bird’s eye chilies

Robson Mlambo February 04, 2019

For Caritas Dube, growing cotton for export used to feel like winning a lottery. Prices were good and the 70-year-old farmer made […]

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Malawi: Farmers increase yields by planting groundnuts in two rows per ridge

Lovemore Khomo January 21, 2019

It rained cats and dogs yesterday, a sign to farmers of the beginning of the rainy season. But today is cloudy and […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow herbs to protect forest, increase income

Pius Sawa January 21, 2019

It’s early in the morning, but Benson Buiya and several other farmers are already waiting at the gate of the herb factory. […]

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Zimbabwe: Small grains can help ease food insecurity (Global Press Journal)

admin November 05, 2018

Advance Mabhena has a compelling set of crops on his hands. Mr. Mabhena lives in the village of Ngwaledi in Zimbabwe and […]

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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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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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Rwanda: Farmers balk at government-mandated hybrid maize (Global Press Journal)

admin September 24, 2018

In the western swath of this fertile country, about 20 kilometres from the capital, Kigali, there’s a wide valley filled with maize […]

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Zambia: Home gardens help farmers eat well throughout the year

Filius Jere September 10, 2018

When Vashity Khumalo attended the funeral of a distant relative in the nearby village of Nyamiya, she saw a fence of vegetation […]

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