Farmer Stories tagged "cash crops"

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Benin: Farmer processes new oil palm varieties for a good income

Michael Tchokpodo February 23, 2019

It is almost seven in the morning. Daylight shines through the dissipating fog. Séraphin Hounongbé walks  to his palm grove, a pruning […]

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Zimbabwe: Poor prices force farmers to switch from cotton to bird’s eye chilies

Robson Mlambo February 04, 2019

For Caritas Dube, growing cotton for export used to feel like winning a lottery. Prices were good and the 70-year-old farmer made […]

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Tanzania: Farmers start growing cassava as a cash crop because of high demand

Enos Lufungulo July 16, 2018

It’s evening, but Joram Mikanda is still in his field, checking to see if his cassava has matured enough to sell. Mr. […]

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DRC: Farmers say growing high-end coffee doesn’t pay (Global Press Journal)

admin June 18, 2018

Although coffee is the most widely grown crop in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Justine Mwaka cut down her coffee plants […]

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Cameroon: Palm oil labourers complain of terrible conditions, poor pay from plantation owners (Les Inrocks)

admin September 05, 2016

On a palm oil plantation in southwestern Cameroon’s Dibombari district, men gather palm nuts with long, heavy poles, beads of sweat forming […]

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Burkina Faso: Farmers seek compensation from Monsanto

Inoussa Maïga April 18, 2016

Ousmane Tiendrebéogo is a man on a mission. For several years, he has led a bitter fight against genetically modified or GM […]

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Burkina Faso: Cotton farmers demand compensation from Monsanto

Nourou-Dhine Salouka March 14, 2016

A group of farmers who are growing genetically modified cotton in the village of Houndé, Burkina Faso, are seeking compensation from Monsanto, […]

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Tanzania: Farmers replace climate-stressed cash crops with vegetables (Trust)

admin May 25, 2015

Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of his ageing coffee trees and replace them with vegetables. He says, “That […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Turnips are ticket to profit for market gardener

Privat Tiburce Massanga October 27, 2014

The sun slips behind dense foliage as the day draws to a close, but a few golden rays penetrate the dense canopy […]

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