Farmer Stories tagged "livestock"

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Kenya: Farmers use rabbit urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 05, 2019

Sweat trickles down Yovensiah Mochama’s face as she walks toward a rabbit hutch, carrying a bundle of succulent plants. She opens the […]

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DRC: Farmer raises his goats well by practicing good hygiene

Esdras Tsongo December 23, 2018

After a fierce rain, Bahati Assani waits hours until the sun is shining brightly before bringing his goats to pasture, a five-kilometre […]

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Zimbabwe: Rabbit meat gaining popularity as a protein source (Global Press Journal)

admin December 23, 2018

Brian Machipisa is the head chef of Gava’s restaurant in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare. He adds fresh yellow peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers […]

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DRC: Livestock disease worries goat herders

Zanem Nety Zaidi November 05, 2018

Sahbani Karikumutima opens the little door of the enclosure where he keeps his goats. It is 8 o’clock in the morning and […]

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Uganda: Homemade feed keeps pigs healthy, saves farmers money

Geoffrey Ojok September 17, 2018

It’s about eleven o’clock, and the bright morning sunshine hits the makeshift pig enclosure hard. The pigs and piglets inside squeal and […]

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Uganda: Farmer overcomes drought by making hay and silage (The Observer)

admin September 17, 2018

Despite the blazing midday January sun that forces many to seek shade, Mugisha Besigye walks through pastures full of the imported grass […]

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West Africa: Indigenous species prove adaptable—and profitable—for local livestock rearers (Coraf, Food Tank)

admin September 17, 2018

Gideon Anaba has been up since dawn caring for his birds at his home in Baku, northern Ghana. He has checked on […]

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Tanzania: Farmers improve pigs’ health and hygiene to manage African swine fever

Joachim Laizer January 15, 2018

Cuthbert Swai built a house and small enclosures for pigs and chickens on his three-and-a-half acres in Boma Ng’ombe district, about 130 […]

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Kenya: Text message network allows farmers without internet to share ideas (Trust)

admin December 11, 2017

One morning last February at her farm in Meru, eastern Kenya, Catherine Kagendo realized that one of her cows could not stand. […]

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Uganda: HIV-positive widow raises pigs to improve income and health

Geoffrey Ojok November 27, 2017

Aida Among tested positive for HIV in 2001. Shortly after, the farmer was widowed when her husband was killed by the Lord’s […]

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Kenya: Dairy farmers increase production by feeding cows Brachiaria grass (Ensia)

admin October 09, 2017

Albanas Nduva raises 10 dairy cows on his 12-acre plot in Kikambuani village, an hour’s drive east of Nairobi. His cows produce more […]

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South Sudan: Cattle keepers improve livestock health with basic veterinary techniques (FAO)

admin October 09, 2017

For many livestock keepers in South Sudan, a sick or injured animal is a hopeless cause. Marial Madit is from the Maraya cattle camp in Awerial […]

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