Farmer Stories tagged "farmer group"

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DRC: Farmers come together to better market their maize

Joseph Tsongo May 12, 2019

Henriette Sahengema exits a big cinderblock building happily counting new bills. In the midst of several farmers, she smiles. This is the […]

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Ethiopia: Women’s co-operatives in rural Ethiopia give women ownership of land and equipment (City Press)

admin March 03, 2019

In most parts of Dodola district, you can see slow-moving oxen ploughing open stretches of farmland. But in one field, a red […]

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Ghana: New training facility to serve thousands of local women and youth farmers

Maxine Betteridge-Moes February 23, 2019

Only eight months ago, Sintaro Mahama’s dream of expanding his farm into a training facility for farmers existed only on paper. Mr. […]

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Rwanda: Brigitte Muhayimana breaks cultural barriers to succeed in beekeeping

Solange Ayanone May 14, 2018

There’s a popular belief in Rwanda that bees fly away when women come near. This has discouraged more than one woman from […]

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Tanzania: Learning conservation agriculture methods through farmers’ groups

Charles Odero May 14, 2018

It’s a bright, sunny day at Martin Sawema’s farm in northern Tanzania. Mr. Sawema is 31 years old. He has a university […]

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Tanzania: Farmers’ group helps women and youth find training, work, and markets

Neema Joseph April 30, 2018

It’s eight o’clock in the morning. Wearing a pink dress with a blue kitenge [printed cotton cloth] wrapped around her waist, Lucia […]

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Uganda: Women’s groups promote rainwater harvesting for farming and sanitation (The Monitor)

admin June 12, 2017

There are 125 rainwater harvesting tanks in the Luweer district of central Uganda. This is the work of a women’s group called […]

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Niger: Village savings and loans associations help farmers survive drought (Trust)

admin May 29, 2017

Zeinabou Halidou can’t stop smiling as she counts money. Several other members of her village women’s group laugh and tell jokes as […]

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Malawi: Farmers turn to community radio when information about cassava disease is scarce

George Kalungwe April 17, 2017

Sitting in the shade of her grass-thatched house, Achipera Nankambi recalls how she used to listen to a radio program called Dotolo […]

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Tanzania: Farmers gain strength and knowledge by forming a farmers group

Charles Odero March 20, 2017

The village of Ayasanda has five neighbourhoods and 2,000 people, who live in a mixture of modern and traditional houses. The Bereko […]

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Kenya: Poultry farmers benefit from vaccinations and community bank

Pius Sawa January 09, 2017

Triza Atieno had been trying to keep poultry, but was unsuccessful. She didn’t vaccinate her birds. As a result, the chickens were […]

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Zimbabwe: A farmers group to support crocodile farmers

Nkosana Sibanda November 14, 2016

Dozens of crocodiles lie sprawled and gaping on a concrete surface near cool pools of water. The large reptiles are fenced in […]

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