Farmer Stories tagged "seeds"

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Mali: Farmers fight drought with hybrid crops (Trust)

admin February 23, 2019

In Mali, hardy sorghum is helping farmers bring in a harvest even when drought destroys other crops. Last year, when drought hit […]

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Niger: Fighting food insecurity with indigenous plants (Spore Magazine)

admin October 30, 2018

The shrub-like plants called hanza and aduwa in Hausa resemble their surroundings—dry, hard, and spiky—and grow on stony desert plains and dry […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers multiply indigenous seeds to achieve food security

Netsanet Hailu October 30, 2018

Like many prudent farmers, Bontu Haji Hussein grows different crops and varieties each season so that if one of them fails, she […]

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Burkina Faso: Farmers sell, eat, and treat ailments with neglected plants

Nikiema Abdoul Aziz October 30, 2018

Stationed at a crossroads at the entrance to Tenkodogo city, Ouindiga Edwige sells muguna (jackalberry) and kieglga fruits (from the bito tree), […]

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Cameroon: Seed multiplication farms help farmers produce more (InfoCongo)

admin October 07, 2018

Adolph Njokwe is a maize farmer in Muyuku, in the Southwest region of Cameroon. There have often been droughts on his four-acre […]

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Rwanda: Farmers balk at government-mandated hybrid maize (Global Press Journal)

admin September 24, 2018

In the western swath of this fertile country, about 20 kilometres from the capital, Kigali, there’s a wide valley filled with maize […]

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DRC: Intercropping brings better harvests to farmers in Goma

Esdras Tsongo August 13, 2018

Charline N’simire’s serious expression highlights the slight wrinkles on the 60-year-old farmer’s face. With her hands on her hips, she worries about […]

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Mali: Farmers benefit from program to recover traditional seeds

Aboubacar Gakou August 13, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and the sounds of chickens and other small animals fill the courtyard of an NGO in […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers multiply indigenous seeds to achieve food security

Netsanet Hailu March 19, 2018

Like many prudent farmers, Bontu Haji Hussein wants to grow different crops and varieties each season so that if one of them […]

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Zimbabwe: Seed banks help farmers adapt to climate change (IRIN)

admin January 08, 2018

Jameson Sithole grows maize on 15 of his 17 hectares in Chipinge, in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland Province. He grows small indigenous grains on […]

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Tanzania: High cost and low supply frustrate maize farmers looking for hybrid seeds

Aisi Sobo November 06, 2017

Now that the first rains are falling in Tanzania’s Tanga region, maize farmers are more optimistic about this year’s second harvest. They […]

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Tanzania: Farmers boost incomes by multiplying new cassava varieties

Jaime Little October 16, 2017

Sitting in the shade of the village clinic, Mwanahawa Akida Ali runs her fingers lightly along a ridge of scars on her […]

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