Farmer Stories tagged "potatoes"

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Nigeria: Farmers adopt recommended practices to manage late blight in Irish potato

Jemimah Ezhim January 06, 2020

The first rains signal the beginning of another planting season. Wearing a brown wrapper and yellow blouse, Mary Bwakat is already on […]

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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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Kenya: Struggling potato growers sign a new deal (Trust)

admin January 29, 2018

Sitting on a rickety bench at his home in Kipipiri, about 125 kilometres from Nairobi in central Kenya, Samuel Macharia pulls a […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Farmer protects sweet potatoes with homemade pesticide

Adéline Nsimire Balika September 25, 2017

Ruhamya Kamakiri walks through his fields spraying pesticide from a knapsack sprayer. Mr. Kamakiri is a farmer in his early twenties. He […]

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Somalia/Uganda: Turning to sweet potatoes in the face of climate change (Trust)

admin October 10, 2016

Amina Shale grows vegetables in Somalia. But her work is growing more difficult because of worsening droughts and unpredictable weather—both effects of […]

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Liberia: Returnee farmer profits from sweet potatoes

Jefferson Massah November 16, 2015

Boakai Sheriff returned from neighbouring Guinea after Liberia’s post-war election. He had been in exile for 13 years. Mr. Sheriff worked as […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Farmer protects sweet potatoes with homemade pesticide

Adéline Nsimire Balika August 17, 2015

Ruhamya Kamakiri walks through his fields spraying pesticide from a knapsack sprayer. Mr. Kamakiri is a farmer in his early twenties. He […]

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Madagascar: Farmer succeeds with potatoes and rice

Noro Raoeliharison July 06, 2015

Mr. Rakotomalala has had ups and downs in his farming career over the past ten years. He owns one hectare of land […]

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Tanzania: Farmers add value to sweet potatoes with a little help from their radio

Esther Mwangabula February 02, 2015

Zuena Mohamed Kitone harvests sweet potatoes as the morning air begins to warm. To the east, the azure sky is flecked with […]

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