Farmer Stories tagged "irrigation"

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Kenya: Solar-powered pumps pay for themselves quickly, but farmers need loans (GTM)

admin May 22, 2018

Joshua Okundi’s five-acre farm is his classroom. Mr. Okundi was a schoolteacher before he left his job in 2013 to become a […]

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Zimbabwe: Solar-powered irrigation keeps harvests high during drought (Trust)

admin November 20, 2017

Despite the worsening drought that has dried many of the fields that surround her farm in southern Zimbabwe, Mpokiseng Moyo continues to […]

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Malawi: Profitable winter farming requires lots of work and water

Lovemore Khomo November 13, 2017

The sun is about to set, but 65-year-old Morris Chimutu and his wife and son are busy carrying 10-litre watering cans from […]

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Tanzania: Female farmers, once excluded, expected to benefit from new irrigation canal

Jaime Little September 18, 2017

Catherine January Otto hunches over a notebook, drawing stick figures and a square house to represent her family a few years from […]

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Zambia: Farmers use plastic bottles to water crops in dry season

Filius Jere February 13, 2017

For many years, Mishick Mwanza was a guitarist with a popular band in the city of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. He […]

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Zimbabwe: Farmers adopt drip irrigation

Nqobani Ndlovu March 07, 2016

Rose Mitchell is a small-scale pumpkin farmer. A few years ago, Mrs. Mitchell started using drip irrigation on her farm. Ever since, […]

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