Farmer Stories tagged "urban agriculture"

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Senegal: Keeping urban chickens healthy, even in small spaces

Aimee Ngnemzue June 10, 2019

Rama Ndaw slowly climbs the stairs to the terrace of her family home. She gently pushes aside feed bags piled high on […]

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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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Benin: Market gardeners use intercropping and crop rotation to make the most of small city plots

Michael Tchokpodo January 29, 2018

Twilight approaches. Mahoussi Kélè drags a bag of bird droppings to the garden. His eyes fixed on the ground, the 24-year-old market […]

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DRC: Urban farming provides income for women and lower prices for all

Zanem Nety Zaidi November 20, 2017

At 6:30 in the morning, Marceline Zaninga is already hard at work in her field, which is dotted with green shoots. Using […]

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Senegal: Keeping urban chickens healthy, even in small spaces

Aimee Ngnemzue October 30, 2017

Rama Ndaw slowly climbs the stairs to the terrace of her family home. She gently pushes aside feed bags piled high on […]

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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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Senegal: Micro-gardens improve food security in Dakar

Aimee Ngnemzue March 13, 2017

Wearing a cap, green blouse, and transparent goggles, Coumba Diop has the air of a scientific expert preoccupied with work in a […]

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Zimbabwe: Women support their families through urban vegetable farming

Nqobani Ndlovu July 04, 2016

It’s a cold Sunday morning, and Nomalanga Gumede’s face and blouse are soaked with water spilling from the 20-litre bucket she carries […]

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Burkina Faso: Women escape poverty with urban farming

Inoussa Maïga June 29, 2015

Aminata Sinaré teaches mathematics to a dozen women and girls sitting in a small room in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina […]

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Zimbabwe: Urban agriculture boosts food security, but city authorities not impressed (AllAfrica)

admin March 09, 2015

Rural Zimbabweans have always studied rainfall patterns with keen interest. But, as blistering temperatures precede the onset of the annual rains in […]

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Uganda: Urban residents turn to vegetables and chickens to improve their lives

Adam Bemma September 08, 2014

Ruth Nalunkuma sits on her front doorstep and gazes at her kitchen garden. The 47-year-old mother of five grows fruit and vegetables […]

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