Farmer Stories tagged "pests"

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Tanzania: Farmers use traditional and chemical methods to manage maize pests

Dinna Maningo May 26, 2019

It’s the rainy season in Karagwe District, and 58-year-old farmer Jane Joseph is standing in her maize farm, wondering why her maize […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers use local pesticides to fight pests and diseases in beans

Enos Lufungulo April 29, 2019

It’s planting season in Kasulu district, and Mrs. Ziporah Mussa is in her plot planting beans. The weather is cool and the […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers choose traditional methods over pesticides to control Fall armyworm

Neo Brown April 14, 2019

It’s another busy morning. Young boys are leading livestock to pasture while women attend to various household chores. Silenat Molla is sitting […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers plant late, monitor early to manage Fall armyworm

Elias Gebreselassie August 27, 2018

Although his land is fertile, Berhanu Gebremichael worries about his future in farming. The 35-year-old grows maize on a two-hectare piece of […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers manage Fall armyworm with cultural practices

Sisay Berihu August 13, 2018

It’s time for a tea break during the workshop on raising awareness about Fall armyworm. Farmers are busy sharing their experiences while […]

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Ethiopia: Maize farmers grow special plants to manage Fall armyworm

Neo Brown August 07, 2018

On a cloudy morning, Harbe Tafesse walks through a narrow passageway on one side of her house that leads to the 625-square-metre […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers handpick and use other methods to manage Fall armyworm

Yemman Sahle July 30, 2018

Alem Digafe walks slowly through his muddy maize fields, wearing plastic boots. He is inspecting his farm to determine if Fall armyworms […]

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Kenya: Farmers use rabbit urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae July 16, 2018

Sweat trickles down Yovensiah Mochama’s face as she walks toward a rabbit hutch, carrying a bundle of succulent plants. She opens the […]

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Malawi: Vegetable farmers switch from chemical to plant-based pesticides

Mark Ndipita June 11, 2018

Mary Mdima is about to prepare sauce for today’s lunch. She picks up a small basin and opens the garden gate behind […]

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DRC: Farmers test three methods to manage Fall armyworm

Zanem Nety Zaidi April 23, 2018

Under an oppressive afternoon sun, Nzuri Shabani and her two daughters walk through Mrs. Shabani’s maize field. The leaves are green and […]

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Malawi: Farmers use plant-based pesticides to control Fall armyworm and other pests

Gladson Makowa March 19, 2018

Esther Maona has been growing maize and legumes for many years. Until recently, pests tormented her so much that her harvests were […]

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Congo: Farmers use bulukutu leaves to protect harvest from insects

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba February 19, 2018

Sitting on the ground, Loufouma Kaison uses a small knife to peel cassava tubers. He piles the cut pieces on a bare […]

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