Farmer Stories tagged "birds"

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Senegal: Keeping urban chickens healthy, even in small spaces

Aimee Ngnemzue October 30, 2017

Rama Ndaw slowly climbs the stairs to the terrace of her family home. She gently pushes aside feed bags piled high on […]

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Zambia: Farmer boosts chicken health with better breeding and feeding

Filius Jere October 30, 2017

For years, Paul Lungu and his family lived in a small grass-thatched hut on the outskirts of Lundazi town, in eastern Zambia. […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers hire village vaccinators to protect chickens from Newcastle disease

Pius Sawa October 30, 2017

Nususe Gonetse steps into a basin of water to disinfect his feet as he exits his wire mesh chicken house. In the […]

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Uganda: Saving money by using insects as chicken feed

Tracy Akwii June 05, 2017

Jenifer Ladwong had never thought of feeding insects to her chickens, although she had seen chickens scratching the ground for worms near […]

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Ghana: What it takes to be an award-winning guinea fowl farmer

Anais Voski February 06, 2017

The rural community of Kasenamun, in Ghana’s Upper East Region, is quiet other than the light wind and rhythmic chirping of guinea […]

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Cote d’Ivoire: Spouses and partners in poultry business (AgribusinessTV)

admin January 23, 2017

Hervé Domagni walks around a warehouse filled with thousands of chickens. He pours feed from a metal bucket into feeders hanging from […]

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Kenya: Poultry farmers benefit from vaccinations and community bank

Pius Sawa January 09, 2017

Triza Atieno had been trying to keep poultry, but was unsuccessful. She didn’t vaccinate her birds. As a result, the chickens were […]

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Uganda: Maggots, termites, and flies as feed

Tracy Akwii December 12, 2016

Mike Omoyo Okee has taken up some odd activities. The 44-year-old collects bones and blood to rear termites, maggots, and flies. It’s […]

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Uganda: Farmers save money by making chicken feed with insects

Grace Odyambo December 05, 2016

For an average Ugandan farmer, life has always been a struggle. Nothing comes easy. Weather fluctuations, crop diseases, costly inputs, and selling […]

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Kenya: Efficient cookstoves save trees and chickens (Trust)

admin November 07, 2016

Farmers in central Kenya’s Laikipia County have found a clever way to both reduce their use of wood for fuel and raise […]

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Kenya: Chickens give farmers new hope when the rains fail (Africa Science News)

admin October 10, 2016

Sabina Julius always had hope that when she planted crops, she would get a good harvest. If the rains didn’t come, she […]

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Uganda: Rearing geese makes good business sense

Williams Moi August 15, 2016

Immaculately dressed, forty-year-old Grace Omia stands in her fenced compound smiling and feeding her geese. They are growing large—a good start to […]

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