Farmer Stories tagged "vegetables"

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Tanzania: Fruit and vegetable farmers turn to organic farming to meet increased market demand

Sylivester Domasa November 24, 2019

Teresia Alexander is in her backyard garden carrying a bucket of water on her head and holding another in her right hand. […]

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Ethiopia: Irrigated farming helps farmers produce more, even when the rain is erratic (International Institute for Environment and Development)

admin October 28, 2019

Over a 12-year period, as rainfall became increasingly erratic, farmer Shemsu Hussein moved from rain-fed agriculture to intensive small-scale irrigation—and dramatically increased […]

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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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Congo-Brazzaville: Market gardeners make and use organic fertilizers

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba May 26, 2019

The rainy weather does not seem to worry Mama Collette Malanda, and neither do the cries of the sheep, goats, and pigs. […]

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Senegal: Limited access to water hurts market gardeners

Adia Drame May 12, 2019

Fary Diop sits under a baobab tree at the entrance to Mbidiem Lébou village, filling small bags with grilled groundnuts. The 50-year-old […]

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Ethiopia: Women use mulching to reduce workload in cabbage farming

Tesfaye Getnet March 31, 2019

On one side of Felekech Fantu’s mud hut, 100-kilogram bundles of cabbage are tied with ropes and stacked, waiting to be transported […]

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Tanzania: Growing vegetables in bags benefits towns people

Dinna Maningo October 07, 2018

Naom Mgeta and her fellow students are holding three-litre water jugs in their hands. The blue-and-white-clad students are watering vegetables in the […]

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Tanzania: Good planting practices improve Irish potato harvest

Mary Mwaisenye October 07, 2018

It’s about eight o’clock in the morning. Everna Mfuse is wearing a yellow, red, and black dress with green trousers, and is […]

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Zambia: Home gardens help farmers eat well throughout the year

Filius Jere September 10, 2018

When Vashity Khumalo attended the funeral of a distant relative in the nearby village of Nyamiya, she saw a fence of vegetation […]

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Togo: Dam dries up, so market gardeners dig wells, which weakens the soil

Magnim Karouwe September 10, 2018

Sweat trickles down Benoit Koundou’s face. The 60-year-old market gardener blocks off the small irrigation canal that leads to his plot, then […]

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Tanzania: Farmers choose organic methods despite market challenges

Ash Abraham July 30, 2018

Holding out a bundle of mint in the palm of his hand, a smiling man in a dark blue sweater says, “They […]

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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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