Farmer Stories tagged "post-harvest"

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Zambia: Farmers increase groundnut income by making peanut butter

Nchimunya Mutinta July 08, 2019

Muketoi Lubinda sits in a chair at his corner shop. He sells peanut butter at Soweto market in the heart of Lusaka, […]

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Tanzania: Farmers use plastic bags and drums to protect maize from insect pests

Method Charles April 07, 2019

It’s midday, but Rose Alexander continues to sweep the home storeroom where she keeps her maize. Mrs. Alexander says, “I am constantly […]

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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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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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