Farmer Stories tagged "business"

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Malawi: Shared decision-making boosts family farming income

Grace Kapatuka September 29, 2019

It’s about 11 o’clock in the morning and Diffat Chinyama and his wife Lunia are returning home from planting beans in their […]

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Togo: Beekeeping to boost income and health

Alo Lemou September 16, 2019

In Edouwoussi, a forest beekeeping co-operative relies on harmony between the bees’ well-being and forest conservation for its success. Here, farmers practice […]

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Kenya: Good irrigation results in good harvests for pastoralists switching to horticulture (The Daily Nation)

admin September 16, 2019

After losing nearly all his livestock to drought and bandits, John Nang’iro Ekalale switched to horticulture in 2016. Mr. Ekalale teamed up […]

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Kenya: Resilient entrepreneur invests in pawpaw and passion fruit after losing watermelon crop (Farmbiz Africa)

admin June 24, 2019

Margaret Mutheu stands under a pawpaw tree, proudly showing off a cluster of healthy fruit as someone snaps a photo. She is […]

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DRC: Small-scale miner turns to oranges for profitable, safer career

Adéline Nsimire Balika June 24, 2019

In the cold, high-altitude mountainous area of Nyabibwe, in DRC, Ajuwa Bertin and his two young brothers head to the family coffee […]

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Burundi: Farmers make baskets from banana “stems” to protect the environment

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe April 29, 2019

In eastern Burundi, nurseries of forest tree species have been planted to reforest watersheds and bare hills in the region, reducing erosion […]

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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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Senegal: Mobile savings help farmers purchase inputs (Trust)

admin March 10, 2019

Wearing a yellow dress and a head scarf, Adama Faye holds out two handfuls of groundnuts. In one weathered palm, the nuts […]

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Kenya: Table banking schemes help women buy land (IPS)

admin January 13, 2019

Eight months ago, Mary Auma and her three children were living in a one-room house in an informal settlement. Ms. Auma’s family […]

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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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Senegal: Young entrepreneur creates online platform to connect fish buyers and sellers (CTA)

admin August 07, 2018

Malick Birame smiles broadly when he talks about his award-winning start-up, Aywajieune. The 27-year-old lives in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. His […]

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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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