Farmer Stories tagged "storage"

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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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Malawi: Farmers use airtight storage bags to prevent losses and avoid chemicals

Pauline Mbukwa July 09, 2018

When Chifundo Banda heard about PICS bags on the radio, he knew he wanted to try them. Mr. Banda farms soybeans, groundnuts, […]

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Congo: Farmers use bulukutu leaves to protect harvest from insects

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba February 19, 2018

Sitting on the ground, Loufouma Kaison uses a small knife to peel cassava tubers. He piles the cut pieces on a bare […]

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Togo: Young inventor creates digital device to reduce post-harvest losses (SciDev.Net)

admin February 19, 2018

Ezeckiel Moudoh grows maize in southern Togo. Humidity and pests regularly destroy a big part of his stored crops. He says, “No […]

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Niger: Storing crops helps farmers absorb climate shocks (Trust)

admin June 26, 2017

Amadou Hassane surveys the stocks of rice, sesame, millet, and other crops grown and stored by his fellow villagers. The storehouse is […]

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Burundi & Ghana: Two techniques for storing tomatoes longer (by Jean de Dieu Ununahazwe & Anais Voski)

admin April 10, 2017

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after […]

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Zimbabwe & Ghana: Warehouses and wood ash protect stored maize and profits (by Nqobani Ndlovu & Tara Sprickerhoff)

admin April 10, 2017

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon and Violet Mguni is busy shelling maize. She sits in the shade, mixing maize kernels with […]

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Malawi: Keeping groundnuts dry to make profits high

John Paul Kayuni April 10, 2017

Cosmas Chindoko sits on a low wooden stool outside his home in Nkwawe, a village in Mchinji district, about 100 kilometres west […]

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Ghana: Farmers adopt eco-friendly, zero-energy vegetable storage technique

Anais Voski January 23, 2017

Gbunlung Savulgu is a quiet, rural village in northern Ghana, just north of Tamale and accessible only by dirt roads. The small […]

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Burundi: Farmer finds new technique for preserving tomatoes

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe November 28, 2016

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after […]

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Ghana: Warehouse keeps maize dry and profits high

Tara Sprickerhoff September 05, 2016

Memunata Abdulai opens the door to a small warehouse. Inside are dozens of stuffed bags of maize in neatly stacked rows. The […]

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Zimbabwe: Farmers use wood ash to protect stored maize from pests

Nqobani Ndlovu December 22, 2014

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon and Violet Mguni is busy shelling maize. She sits in the shade, mixing maize kernels with […]

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