Farmer Stories tagged "gender"

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Uganda: Community Green Radio inspires women to help themselves in Uganda’s oil region

Precious Naturinda March 10, 2019

It’s a hot Saturday afternoon and Betty Bagadira has just retired from her daily duties. She had been drying her silver fish […]

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Ghana: How Hikima Kadiri defied the norm to become the first woman in her region to obtain a tractor license

Maxine Betteridge-Moes March 03, 2019

On any given day, Tibzaa Farms is buzzing with activity. Tractor engines growl and rumble, metal shovels scrape through huge mounds of […]

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Ethiopia: Women’s co-operatives in rural Ethiopia give women ownership of land and equipment (City Press)

admin March 03, 2019

In most parts of Dodola district, you can see slow-moving oxen ploughing open stretches of farmland. But in one field, a red […]

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Uganda: Women raise tree seedlings to generate income and fight deforestation

Tracy Akwii March 03, 2019

It’s ten o’clock in the morning and the sun is shining brightly. Along with several other women, Rose Aroke is watering tree […]

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Ghana: Women bring light (literally) to rural communities

Maxine Betteridge-Moes February 10, 2019

Mabel Akanyinte installs solar panels in remote, off-grid communities in northern Ghana. It’s hard work that sometimes requires climbing on roofs to […]

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Tanzania: Garlic processing provides income for women in Manyara

Ash Abraham December 02, 2018

A warm wind carries the smell of garlic, earth, and steel throughout the Didihama Amcos factory in Tanzania’s Manyara region. Seven women […]

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Tanzania: Women continue to grow beans despite gender challenges

Enos Lufungulo December 02, 2018

Although it’s noon and very hot, Verantikisi Daniel Kaaya sits on a brown wooden chair on her veranda holding a round metal […]

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DRC : Conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, but others remain

Laetitia Kasongo November 18, 2018

Kavira Kakese walks slowly on the stony trail to her field in Mayangose, a village in Virunga National Park, in northeast Democratic […]

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Burkina Faso: Pregnant women overcome obstacles to attending prenatal consultations

Harouna Sana November 18, 2018

Edwige Sawadogo sits on a bench in the big waiting room of the Boussouma health centre, about 100 kilometres north of Ouagadougou, […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers look for flexible loans to expand cassava production

Lilian Madelemo November 18, 2018

It is just past noon in Kongo village in Pwani Region, about 60 kilometres north of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city. […]

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DRC: While conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, others remain

Laetitia Kasongo August 27, 2018

Kavira Kakese walks slowly on the stony trail to her field in Mayangose, a village in Virunga National Park, in northeast Democratic […]

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Burkina Faso: Mama Suzanne is never too old to build a new business—or a house

Harouna Sana August 07, 2018

The sun is just rising, and Suzanne Ouédraogo is in the middle of a courtyard fixing one of her cart’s tires. Since […]

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