Farmer Stories tagged "plant diseases"

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Nigeria: Farmers adopt recommended practices to manage late blight in Irish potato

Jemimah Ezhim January 06, 2020

The first rains signal the beginning of another planting season. Wearing a brown wrapper and yellow blouse, Mary Bwakat is already on […]

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Malawi: Disease forces farmers to uproot banana plants

Charles Pensulo December 17, 2018

To Agnes Dzenje, banana is more than just a fruit. It has been supporting her since childhood. But things have completely changed. […]

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Uganda: Rising temperatures increase pest and disease problems for coffee farmers (IPS)

admin February 19, 2018

Coffee has been part of Abudu Zikusoka’s life for as long as he can remember. As a child in the village of […]

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Rwanda: Farmers in need get free disease-resistant cassava (The New Times)

admin October 16, 2017

Jean Paul Sebarera had given up on growing cassava after brown streak disease, known locally as kabore, devastated plantations in his area. […]

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DRC: How banana farmers are beating bacterial wilt

Sammy Mupfuni June 19, 2017

This morning, like many others, Joséphine Ndamubuya only has eyes for her banana trees. Mrs. Ndamubuya has a one-hectare banana plantation at […]

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Malawi: Farmers turn to community radio when information about cassava disease is scarce

George Kalungwe April 17, 2017

Sitting in the shade of her grass-thatched house, Achipera Nankambi recalls how she used to listen to a radio program called Dotolo […]

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Malawi: The variety makes the difference for farmers fighting cassava mosaic disease

Gladson Makowa March 27, 2017

It is a beautiful sunny day and Maria Stima is leading a group of farmers in joyful song and dance. They are […]

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Malawi: Handle with care: Farmers learn to prevent cassava mosaic disease

George Kalungwe March 27, 2017

Achipera Nankambi sits on the veranda of her beautiful grass-thatched house with two farmers, trading stories. Lake Malawi is in the distance, […]

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Tanzania: Learning from the legacy of cassava mosaic disease

Gaudensia Mngumi March 27, 2017

After 40 years of growing cassava, Rajabu Ritaku will never forget the disease that forced some farmers to consider abandoning cassava farming. […]

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Rwanda: New cassava varieties offer hope after cassava mosaic disease ravages crop

Fulgence Niyonagize February 20, 2017

The bad times may have passed for Jeanette Uwababyeyi, who grows cassava in southern Rwanda’s Ruhango district. The 35-year-old walks through her […]

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Uganda: Farmer fights bean pests and diseases with quality seed and pesticides

Tony Mushoborozi December 12, 2016

Beans are one of the staple foods in Uganda, and have recently become a cash crop. But many bean farmers are facing […]

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Burkina Faso: The (plant) doctor is in (Trust)

admin April 25, 2016

Dieudonné Sedogo waits patiently in line to see the doctor. Mr. Sedogo lives in the village of Tamissi, 65 kilometres northeast of […]

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