Farmer Stories tagged "agroforestry"

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Burkina Faso: Women protecting shea trees

Harouna Sana September 02, 2019

In the Sissili and Ziro provinces of central west Burkina Faso, farmers know the value of the shea tree, known scientifically as […]

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Zambia: Money grows on trees, so don’t uproot them (IPS)

admin September 02, 2019

Jennifer Handondo stands with a group of farmers looking at their fields and thinking. But she’s not thinking about the food crops […]

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Burkina Faso: A women’s federation benefits from shea tree fruits

Harouna Sana August 19, 2019

Djaratou Diasso is a 50-year-old farmer. She wakes up early in the morning to travel to the shea parks to gather shea […]

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Kenya: Trees help farmers restore soil fertility and increase crop production

James Karuga June 24, 2019

Beatrice Wamalwa smiles as she walks around her farm, surrounded by trees. She looks with amazement at the sheer number of trees […]

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Kenya: Resilient entrepreneur invests in pawpaw and passion fruit after losing watermelon crop (Farmbiz Africa)

admin June 24, 2019

Margaret Mutheu stands under a pawpaw tree, proudly showing off a cluster of healthy fruit as someone snaps a photo. She is […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow mukau tree as protection against drought (Trust)

admin May 26, 2019

Back in 2000, Jonathan Kituku Mung’ala was worried that a drought could wipe out his crops. At the time, he was working […]

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Uganda: Women raise tree seedlings to generate income and fight deforestation

Tracy Akwii March 03, 2019

It’s ten o’clock in the morning and the sun is shining brightly. Along with several other women, Rose Aroke is watering tree […]

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Burkina Faso: Wise farmer transforms his land with ‘zai pits’ (AgribusinessTV)

admin February 04, 2019

Yacouba Sawadogo has been farming for 40 years, but he still has energy in his body and his eyes. Mr. Sawadogo lives […]

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Ethiopia: Agroforestry home gardens build community resilience in southern Ethiopia (Mongabay)

admin January 21, 2019

Bule is a small village 370 kilometres south of the capital, Addis Ababa. It’s believed to be the birthplace of traditional “home […]

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South Sudan: From seedlings to shade at a UN displacement site (IPS)

admin February 12, 2018

Life in Bentiu, South Sudan can be harsh, with temperatures often over 40 degrees Celsius combined with either extreme humidity or dust. […]

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Kenya: Planting trees to earn income, protect crops, and prevent erosion (Ensia, AllAfrica)

admin September 01, 2017

Mary Gichuki is a farmer in Kiambu County, a few minutes’ drive from Nairobi, Kenya. She began planting fodder trees on her […]

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Zimbabwe: Bamboo is the green gold that spares forests (Trust)

admin September 19, 2016

Lush tracts of tall bamboo spread across southeastern Chipinge district in Zimbabwe. Local villagers see the plant as green gold, and are […]

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