Farmer Stories tagged "rice"

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Senegal: Competition in the rice market

Hélène Boucher April 14, 2019

Since the 1960s, rice has become widespread throughout teranga, the land of Senegalese hospitality. Here, rice is cultivated in three different environments: […]

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Tanzania: Rice farmers thrive thanks to good planting practices

Mary Mwaisenye February 17, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning. Yohana Lyapa is just arriving at his rice field with a hoe in his hands. The […]

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Madagascar: Rice farmers ask gov’t to repair infrastructure after natural disasters

Daniela Loberline October 15, 2018

Mr. Haja painfully rises from his bed and staggers from the room. It’s three o’clock in the morning and he must go […]

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Senegal: Consumers want local rice, but market complications make it hard to find

Omar Bally Balde October 01, 2018

Sliced onions, spices, and peppers fill a plastic bowl on a shelf in Seynabou Gaelle Diop Diongue’s kitchen. For today’s lunch, the […]

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Senegal: Consumers want local rice, but market complications make it hard to find

Omar Bally Balde June 18, 2018

Sliced onions, spices, and peppers fill a plastic bowl on a shelf in Seynabou Gaelle Diop Diongue’s kitchen. For today’s lunch, the […]

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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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Ghana: Young rice seller and family profit from hearing market prices on the radio

Tara Sprickerhoff July 24, 2017

Martha Amekor is the tenth-born in a family with so many children that she has lost count. Because there are so many […]

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Burkina Faso: Rice farmers diversify by raising fish in paddies

Harouna Sana June 12, 2017

On Pierre Sawadogo’s farm, fish dart in and out of the shoots of rice plants which poke out of the drenched rice […]

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Ghana: Young rice seller—and her family—profit from hearing market prices on the radio

Tara Sprickerhoff August 08, 2016

Martha Amekor is the tenth-born in a family with so many children that she has lost count. Because there are so many […]

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Benin: New stove boosts income for women rice farmers (Inter Press Service)

admin April 25, 2016

Salabanya Tabaitou no longer squints from the irritating wood smoke every time she parboils her rice. Now, she feeds logs into the […]

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Nigeria: Small-scale rice farmers lament decline of local rice (Vanguard Media)

admin February 15, 2016

It’s likely that few Nigerians have actually visited the sleepy town of Ofada in the southwestern state of Ogun. But when they hear the […]

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Liberia: Rural women defy Ebola outbreak by continuing to grow rice

Jefferson Massah December 21, 2015

The Ebola outbreak seriously affected crop production throughout Liberia last farming season. But despite the threat of Ebola, a group of women […]

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