Farmer Stories tagged "cassava"

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Congo: Farmers in Kifouma rely on bitter cassava for improved production

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba July 30, 2018

It is very cold, but Hermann Ntsassa braves the morning chill to visit his cassava field in Kifouma, a small village in […]

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Tanzania: Farmers start growing cassava as a cash crop because of high demand

Enos Lufungulo July 16, 2018

It’s evening, but Joram Mikanda is still in his field, checking to see if his cassava has matured enough to sell. Mr. […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers look for flexible loans to expand cassava operations

Lilian Madelemo March 05, 2018

It is just past noon in Kongo village in Pwani Region, about 60 kilometres north of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city. […]

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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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Tanzania: Radio and SMS help cassava farmers adapt to drought

Gaudensia Mngumi December 11, 2017

At her home in Janga village in Kibaha district on the coast of Tanzania, Rehema Mwamchela looks at her fields, where she […]

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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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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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Uganda: Farmers switch from local to improved varieties of cassava

Denis Ongeng April 17, 2017

Christine Oloi is passionate about growing cassava. Before travelling to her shop in Lira town every morning, she tends to her cassava […]

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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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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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