Farmer Stories tagged "youth"

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Burkina Faso: Religious and cultural leaders invest in reducing teen pregnancies

Yassine Siénou February 02, 2020

It’s 5 p.m. at the Catholic church in the parish of Sapouy, 100 kilometres from Ouagadougou. The sun is setting over the […]

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Burkina Faso: Schools support girls during menstrual cycle

Sita Traoré December 08, 2019

It is 10 in the morning and students are having fun in Lycée Schorge’s playground. But an eighth-grade student named Sakina Diallo […]

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Senegal: Young entrepreneur wants to revolutionize farming with innovative storage

Yaye Moussou Traoré November 24, 2019

In a small room, two computers sit on a table. A wooden box contains various objects interconnected by cables of different colours. […]

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Senegal: Young farmers sharpen their skills on Kolda farm

Hélène Boucher October 28, 2019

In Kolda, people have been farming since the dawn of time. Kolda is an area in the Casamance region of southern Senegal, […]

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Burkina Faso: Students march to protest child marriage and early pregnancy

Sébastien Zongo March 24, 2019

Like every other school day, Alice Soré Wendlassida wakes up at 6:30. Fifteen minutes later, the 15-year-old girl mounts her bike to […]

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Burkina Faso: Household heads plant fruit trees to improve youth diets

Karim Ouedraogo March 24, 2019

Bouriema Diarra walks back and forth between the water tap and his fruit trees, a bucket in hand. He uses at least […]

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Burkina Faso: Student groups start dialogue between teens and parents about sexuality

Yassine Siénou February 17, 2019

It is two o’clock on Saturday at the provincial school in Sapouy, a county in southern Burkina Faso about 100 kilometres from […]

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Mali: Rastaman spreads the word to youth about the importance of agriculture

Olivier Dubois February 10, 2019

When a ‘60s Volkswagen Beetle coloured green, yellow, and red rolls down the road, everyone in Siby knows who is on board. […]

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Tanzania: Growing vegetables in bags benefits towns people

Dinna Maningo October 07, 2018

Naom Mgeta and her fellow students are holding three-litre water jugs in their hands. The blue-and-white-clad students are watering vegetables in the […]

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Senegal: Young entrepreneur creates online platform to connect fish buyers and sellers (CTA)

admin August 07, 2018

Malick Birame smiles broadly when he talks about his award-winning start-up, Aywajieune. The 27-year-old lives in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. His […]

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Senegal: Urban youth find jobs selling local rice

Khaly Fall June 04, 2018

Dioule Gueye sits on the floor of his large shop, his dark, jovial face framed by a hat the colours of the […]

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Kenya: University graduates launch joint mushroom farm (Daily Nation)

admin June 04, 2018

In a corner of Leonard Mukirai’s compound in Kenya’s Kiambu County, stands a rectangular, one-room, mud-walled house. This is Mr. Mukirai’s mushroom […]

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