Farmer Stories tagged "youth"

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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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Tanzania: Meet Dickson Alex, a young agro-entrepreneur

Alyssa McDonald June 04, 2018

When it comes to solving global goals, Dickson Alex’s avenue has always been agriculture. The 27-year-old farmer recently shared his passion with […]

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Niger: Farming school offers employment and independence for out-of-school youth (Le Monde)

admin March 12, 2018

Youssoufa Yaou’s face is white with dust. The shy 15-year-old has just finished an agricultural training program at a learning centre called […]

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Zimbabwe: Young people leave the farm to seek future in town (IRIN)

admin March 12, 2018

Ten years ago, the Mukute family grew maize, groundnuts, and tobacco on ten hectares of farmland in Mazowe, 60 kilometres northeast of […]

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