Farmer Stories tagged "post-harvest"

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Tanzania: Garlic processing provides income for women in Manyara

Ash Abraham December 02, 2018

A warm wind carries the smell of garlic, earth, and steel throughout the Didihama Amcos factory in Tanzania’s Manyara region. Seven women […]

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Malawi: Farmers use airtight storage bags to prevent losses and avoid chemicals

Pauline Mbukwa July 09, 2018

When Chifundo Banda heard about PICS bags on the radio, he knew he wanted to try them. Mr. Banda farms soybeans, groundnuts, […]

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Tanzania: Bean farmers reduce post-harvest losses by changing harvesting and transport practices

Dinna Maningo July 09, 2018

It’s harvest season for beans in northwestern Tanzania. Monica Lugesha is wearing a bright blue dress and a shiny pink, waxed headscarf. […]

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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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Congo: Farmers use bulukutu leaves to protect harvest from insects

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba February 19, 2018

Sitting on the ground, Loufouma Kaison uses a small knife to peel cassava tubers. He piles the cut pieces on a bare […]

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Togo: Young inventor creates digital device to reduce post-harvest losses (SciDev.Net)

admin February 19, 2018

Ezeckiel Moudoh grows maize in southern Togo. Humidity and pests regularly destroy a big part of his stored crops. He says, “No […]

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Tanzania: Village cassava processing means more profit for farmers

Lilian Madelemo February 05, 2018

Anna Macha sits in the shade of her shop in Kongo village, eastern Tanzania, when a woman approaches and asks for a […]

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Kenya: Solar dryer increases income and decreases post-harvest losses

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae June 26, 2017

It is around eight o’clock in the morning in Keroka, a remote village in southwestern Kenya’s Nyamira County. Yunuke Nyakerario is very […]

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Burundi & Ghana: Two techniques for storing tomatoes longer (by Jean de Dieu Ununahazwe & Anais Voski)

admin April 10, 2017

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after […]

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Zimbabwe & Ghana: Warehouses and wood ash protect stored maize and profits (by Nqobani Ndlovu & Tara Sprickerhoff)

admin April 10, 2017

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon and Violet Mguni is busy shelling maize. She sits in the shade, mixing maize kernels with […]

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Malawi: Keeping groundnuts dry to make profits high

John Paul Kayuni April 10, 2017

Cosmas Chindoko sits on a low wooden stool outside his home in Nkwawe, a village in Mchinji district, about 100 kilometres west […]

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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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