Farmer Stories tagged "weather"

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Tanzania: Pastoralists use weather information to plan livestock feeding

Sylivester Domasa January 06, 2020

Peter Kakanji is brushing his teeth, using bristles of a stick as a toothbrush. He looks to the sky for signs of […]

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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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Ghana: Sending weather forecasts by SMS

Connor Oke October 15, 2018

Near the equator, weather patterns change rapidly and are difficult to predict. Powerful storms can form in a matter of hours with […]

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Zambia: Accurate weather information helps farmers plan more effectively (IPS)

admin October 15, 2018

In the 2017-18 farming season, Fainess Muzyamba decided to abandon her traditional maize crop for sweet potatoes. The 56-year-old lives in the […]

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Senegal: SMS services and climate training help farmers plan

Seck Ndong May 22, 2018

Gnilane Ndiaye is turning the soil in her rice field to prepare it for planting. She grows rice during the cold season […]

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Niger: As droughts worsen, phones and radios lead the way to water (Trust)

admin June 19, 2017

When Moumouni Abdoulaye and his fellow herders in western Niger used to set off on scouting missions in search of water, they […]

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Tanzania: Pastoralists rely on radio to adapt to poor rainy season

Kathryn Burnham January 16, 2017

To reach Ketumbeine, you travel 85 kilometres north from Arusha, in northern Tanzania. After leaving the paved road, it’s a few more […]

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Tanzania: Farming practices change as weather changes

Kathryn Burnham December 19, 2016

Johanna Simon pulls a red radio out of his jacket pocket, and stands watching two labourers lead cattle around his field. He […]

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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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Tanzania: Improved weather prediction services needed to free farmers from climate change (The Guardian Limited)

admin February 29, 2016

“Farming is not a safe venture these days,” says Tito Maluku. Mr. Maluku is a 49-year-old small-scale farmer and father of five […]

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South Africa: Destruction of weather stations hurts farmers

Robson Mlambo January 18, 2016

Farmers in Limpopo, one of South Africa’s driest provinces, have relied for years on community weather stations to know when to plant […]

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Kenya: Meteorologists work with traditional rainmakers to give farmers accurate weather forecasts 

Pius Sawa August 31, 2015

Mariam Omulama sits on a mat on her veranda under the eaves of her grass-thatched roof. The eighty-year-old holds a blue radio […]

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