Farmer Stories tagged "maize"

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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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DRC: Farmers come together to better market their maize

Joseph Tsongo May 12, 2019

Henriette Sahengema exits a big cinderblock building happily counting new bills. In the midst of several farmers, she smiles. This is the […]

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Tanzania: Farmers use plastic bags and drums to protect maize from insect pests

Method Charles April 07, 2019

It’s midday, but Rose Alexander continues to sweep the home storeroom where she keeps her maize. Mrs. Alexander says, “I am constantly […]

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Zimbabwe: Small grains can help ease food insecurity (Global Press Journal)

admin November 05, 2018

Advance Mabhena has a compelling set of crops on his hands. Mr. Mabhena lives in the village of Ngwaledi in Zimbabwe and […]

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Ghana: Introducing weigh scales in the marketplace a tough challenge

Connor Oke September 24, 2018

Small-scale maize farmers like Mallam Haruna work hard for their living. Mr. Haruna lives in Nkoranza-North in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. […]

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Rwanda: Farmers balk at government-mandated hybrid maize (Global Press Journal)

admin September 24, 2018

In the western swath of this fertile country, about 20 kilometres from the capital, Kigali, there’s a wide valley filled with maize […]

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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: Maize farmer hails conservation agriculture over conventional methods

Winnie Onyimbo May 14, 2018

Henry Mwiti proudly walks through his 18-acre farm, inspecting maize that has just flowered. He has been growing maize for the past […]

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Tanzania: Maize farmers turn to cell phones and radios for help adapting to drought

Jaime Little December 11, 2017

Fatuma Aly Kajogoo adjusts her red headscarf to keep the sweat out of her eyes. She stands smiling among rows of maize […]

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