Farmer Stories tagged "agroforestry"

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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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DRC: Acacias changing lives (UNDP)

admin June 13, 2016

The shores of Lake Tumba near Bikoro had been growing more and more barren. But five years ago, a local effort to […]

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Kenya: Tea tree success launches gender discussion in arid Kenya (Trust)

admin May 30, 2016

Near the market town in Laikipia County, 260 kilometres north of Nairobi, a breath of wind disturbs the stillness of the day, […]

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Swaziland: Farmers boost income with Katambora grass

Wonder Chinhurst February 22, 2016

Charity Gceba is a 41-year-old farmer from Lapa village, in the Manzini district of central Swaziland. In 2013, she started growing Katambora […]

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Senegal: Farmer develops method for growing mango trees with little water

Inoussa Maïga November 02, 2015

Only a few years ago, Cheikh Babou thought it was impossible to grow mango trees in his area. His village, Keur Ndiogou […]

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Malawi: Farmer profits by raising tree seedlings

Mark Ndipita June 08, 2015

Patrick Kenani used to rely on maize to support his family. But life was difficult; maize didn’t bring in much income. In […]

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