Farmer Stories tagged "gender"

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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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Burkina Faso: Pregnant women overcome obstacles to benefit from prenatal consultations

Harouna Sana July 23, 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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Mali: Women grow okra for extra money

Mamadou Bangaly July 23, 2018

This story was originally published in May 2017. Madou Terry sets down a bag of okra by the side of the road, […]

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Tanzania: Women switch from farming to selling at Tengeru market

Ash Abraham July 03, 2018

It’s nine o’clock in the morning in Tengeru market, at the base of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. The dirt road leading […]

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Rwanda: Brigitte Muhayimana breaks cultural barriers to succeed in beekeeping

Solange Ayanone May 14, 2018

There’s a popular belief in Rwanda that bees fly away when women come near. This has discouraged more than one woman from […]

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Gender gaps in agriculture include access to tools and training (SciDev.Net)

admin May 07, 2018

Joyce Lali is a 45-year-old mother of seven from Erri village in northern Tanzania, and the secretary of the Erri Jigegemee Beekeeping […]

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