Farmer Stories tagged "insects"

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Uganda: Maggots, termites, and flies as feed

Tracy Akwii June 10, 2019

Mike Omoyo Okee has taken up some odd activities. The 44-year-old collects bones and blood to rear termites, maggots, and flies. It’s […]

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Kenya: ‘Worm juice’ helps farmers boost harvests (Trust)

admin November 05, 2018

Josphat Macharia stoops over a large plastic drum on his farm in southwestern Kenya. He scoops up a handful of dirt and […]

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Kenya: Farmers use earthworms to make organic fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae April 16, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and Caleb Omolo is walking around his farm and inspecting his crops. He stops at a […]

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Kenya: Harnessing butterflies to save the forest (DW)

admin February 26, 2018

In Kenya’s Arabuko Forest, it’s easy to see why farmers call the butterflies “flying gold.” They gave the insects that name out […]

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Madagascar: Young farmer raises earthworms to pay school fees

Noro Raoeliharison July 17, 2017

Thérèse Tinarimanana is a 20-year-old high school student who splits her days between attending school and raising earthworms.   On a cold […]

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Uganda: Saving money by using insects as chicken feed

Tracy Akwii June 05, 2017

Jenifer Ladwong had never thought of feeding insects to her chickens, although she had seen chickens scratching the ground for worms near […]

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Uganda: Maggots, termites, and flies as feed

Tracy Akwii December 12, 2016

Mike Omoyo Okee has taken up some odd activities. The 44-year-old collects bones and blood to rear termites, maggots, and flies. It’s […]

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Uganda: Farmers save money by making chicken feed with insects

Grace Odyambo December 05, 2016

For an average Ugandan farmer, life has always been a struggle. Nothing comes easy. Weather fluctuations, crop diseases, costly inputs, and selling […]

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Uganda: Feeding insects to fish boosts farmer’s income

Grace Odyambo December 05, 2016

When one hears the word “maggot,” the creatures associated with rot and stench, one always associates it with unwanted things with no […]

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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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Madagascar: Young farmer raises earthworms to pay school fees

Noro Raoeliharison December 21, 2015

Thérèse Tinarimanana is a 20-year-old high school student who splits her days between attending school and raising earthworms. On a cold and […]

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