Farmer Stories tagged "technology"

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Kenya: Farmers trust tradition over tech to predict the weather (Trust)

admin April 07, 2019

As Mary Mbaka tends to the crops on her farm in central Kenya, she wonders if she can rely on the recent […]

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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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Ghana: Clam farmers use GPS to protect property rights (Roots Radio)

admin July 03, 2018

Samuel-Richard Bogobley wears a bright orange life vest and leans over the edge of a fishing canoe. The canoe sits at the […]

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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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Tanzania: Radio and SMS help cassava farmers adapt to drought

Gaudensia Mngumi December 11, 2017

At her home in Janga village in Kibaha district on the coast of Tanzania, Rehema Mwamchela looks at her fields, where she […]

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Kenya: Text message network allows farmers without internet to share ideas (Trust)

admin December 11, 2017

One morning last February at her farm in Meru, eastern Kenya, Catherine Kagendo realized that one of her cows could not stand. […]

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Cameroon: Rural woman uses mobile app to get information on maternal health

Anne Mireille Nzouankeu March 06, 2017

Esther Djuidjeu is a farmer and mother of four. She lives in Bokito, a town in Cameroon’s Centre Region. While she plays […]

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Kenya: Where there is no Internet, farmers use SMS to find farming solutions (Take Part)

admin September 19, 2016

When Paul’s goat stopped eating, he was worried. He says, “I live in the village, more than 10 kilometres away from town. […]

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Senegal: Farmers receive weather information by phone (Trust)

admin September 19, 2016

Alioune Djaby walks through his dry millet field, eagerly waiting for a sign that might indicate rainfall is coming soon. In the […]

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Benin: New stove boosts income for women rice farmers (Inter Press Service)

admin April 25, 2016

Salabanya Tabaitou no longer squints from the irritating wood smoke every time she parboils her rice. Now, she feeds logs into the […]

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Cameroon: Rural woman uses mobile app to get information on maternal health

Anne Mireille Nzouankeu January 11, 2016

Esther Djuidjeu is a 35-year-old farmer and mother of four. She lives in Bokito, a town in Cameroon’s Centre Region. While she […]

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Burkina Faso: Broadcasters use radio and ICTs to reduce vitamin A deficiency

Inoussa Maïga February 09, 2015

Amidou Ouédraogo’s passion for radio continues to burn bright after 13 years of broadcasting. Mr. Ouédraogo says: “When I started on the […]

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