Farmer Stories tagged "crop production"

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Ethiopia: Women use mulching to reduce workload in cabbage farming

Tesfaye Getnet March 31, 2019

On one side of Felekech Fantu’s mud hut, 100-kilogram bundles of cabbage are tied with ropes and stacked, waiting to be transported […]

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Ethiopia: Crop rotation, intercropping, and mulching help farmers improve soil fertility and productivity

Tesfaye Getnet March 31, 2019

Two goats sit side-by-side in front of a mud house, waiting eagerly to catch the morning sun inside Markos Chneshu’s wood-fenced compound. […]

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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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Benin: Farmer processes new oil palm varieties for a good income

Michael Tchokpodo February 23, 2019

It is almost seven in the morning. Daylight shines through the dissipating fog. Séraphin Hounongbé walks  to his palm grove, a pruning […]

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Mali: Farmers fight drought with hybrid crops (Trust)

admin February 23, 2019

In Mali, hardy sorghum is helping farmers bring in a harvest even when drought destroys other crops. Last year, when drought hit […]

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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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