Farmer Stories tagged "value addition"

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Kenya: Farmers dry and process mangoes into value-added products

Leopold Obi January 13, 2019

Frida Mbai is smartly dressed in a white dustcoat. She has just finished cleaning, slicing, and placing mangoes on trays. The 66-year-old […]

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Sénégal: Groundnut is like gold for rural women

Yaye Moussou Traoré January 13, 2019

It’s early afternoon in November, the sun is directly overhead, and overwhelming heat reigns in Kaolack, a city in the heart of […]

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Burkina Faso: Rural women’s group makes and markets tomato puree (AgribusinessTV)

admin August 27, 2018

A group of women stand around a wooden table, slicing countless bright red tomatoes, preparing them to be processed into tomato puree. […]

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Kenya: Fruit farmers reap big by adding value to mangoes (Business Daily)

admin July 09, 2018

Post-harvest losses can cut deep into farmers’ earnings. But this problem is gradually becoming a thing of the past for farmers in […]

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Cameroon: Marketing coconut chips to customers’ tastes (AgribusinessTV)

admin April 24, 2017

Stéphane Kouam’s business started with just a coconut and a knife. But four years later, he produces seven different flavours of coconut […]

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Gabon: Turning cassava into chikwangue to save for a house

Tiane Therencia Lenguimin March 27, 2017

You can find Alice Ebiemi in the backyard behind her house. Scattered all around her are large basins, strainers, and pots, as […]

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Mali: Women of Balimaya taking care of (fruit drying) business (Africa Report)

admin July 18, 2016

For many years, the women of Bougouni, Mali, gathered to socialize in between taking care of house chores, farm duties, and childcare. […]

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Burkina Faso: Entrepreneur harvests, sells shea caterpillars to fight malnutrition (Agribusiness TV)

admin June 27, 2016

Kahitouo Hien sits in his busy workshop, where his employees hold large metal pans filled with caterpillars. The women are sorting the […]

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Mozambique: Farmers dry fruit to beat hunger

Ray Mwareya April 18, 2016

John Mateo washes a bucket full of red apples. He knows that if they are not peeled and dried in a hot […]

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Burkina Faso: Women process tomatoes for profit

Nourou-Dhine Salouka February 29, 2016

Thérèse Ouédraogo proudly stands in front of stacks of jars containing tomato purée. Mrs. Ouédraogo is the president of a women’s group […]

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Togo: Woman earns living by processing fish

Inoussa Maïga December 07, 2015

The last rays of the sunset are fading over Katenga, a fishing village a few hundred metres from Togo’s main fishing port, […]

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Uganda: Girl sells hibiscus juice to pay school fees

Geoffrey Ojok September 07, 2015

Winnie Ajok wants to finish her education. So she divides her time between the classroom and the marketplace. The 17-year-old grows hibiscus […]

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