Farmer Stories tagged "water management"

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Senegal: Limited access to water hurts market gardeners

Adia Drame May 12, 2019

Fary Diop sits under a baobab tree at the entrance to Mbidiem Lébou village, filling small bags with grilled groundnuts. The 50-year-old […]

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Uganda: Farmers dig ponds to store irrigation water for dry periods

Geoffrey Ojok February 17, 2019

It’s a few minutes past midday. Anthony Ariong is constantly wiping beads of sweat from his forehead with the back of his […]

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Togo: Dam dries up, so market gardeners dig wells, which weakens the soil

Magnim Karouwe September 10, 2018

Sweat trickles down Benoit Koundou’s face. The 60-year-old market gardener blocks off the small irrigation canal that leads to his plot, then […]

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Kenya: Farmers collect rainwater to boost yields (Farmers Trend)

admin October 02, 2017

Patrick Mukuna is enjoying year-round bumper harvests of onions and kale at a time when many farmers in his area are complaining […]

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Tanzania: Female farmers, once excluded, expected to benefit from new irrigation canal

Jaime Little September 18, 2017

Catherine January Otto hunches over a notebook, drawing stick figures and a square house to represent her family a few years from […]

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Benin: Urban agriculture losing ground to concrete in Cotonou (Le Monde)

admin September 18, 2017

Wearing a faded green shirt and blue cap, Charles Acapko leans over to weed his rows of lettuce. The vegetable farmer in […]

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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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Kenya: Coping with unpredictable rainfall (CCAFS)

admin February 13, 2017

Rainfall in western Kenya’s Nyando District is increasingly unpredictable. The rains start late and end early. Dry spells are longer and more […]

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Tanzania: Radio and SMS help cassava farmers adapt to drought

Gaudensia Mngumi February 06, 2017

At her home in Janga village in Kibaha district, on the coast of Tanzania, Rehema Mwamchela looks at her fields, where she […]

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Rwanda: Nineteen-year-old entrepreneur solves village water problem (The New Times)

admin August 22, 2016

When 19-year-old Yvette Ishimwe’s family relocated from Kigali to Kayonza district, 90 kilometres east, the experience was overwhelming. It was difficult for […]

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Kenya: Water storage helps farmers thrive during drought (Trust)

admin July 18, 2016

Though heavy rains drenched parts of East Africa in April, Makueni County in eastern Kenya remains dry―and no one is sure when […]

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Interview with Stephen Muchiri, CEO of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation

admin June 27, 2016

Barza Wire recently spoke to Stephen Muchiri, the chief executive officer of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF). EAFF represents 20 million […]

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