Farmer Stories tagged "soybeans"

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Kenya: Farmers grow soya beans to manage striga

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 05, 2019

It’s midday and Francis Babu is using a hoe to weed his maize and soya beans. The movements of his hands and […]

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Malawi: Farmers boost nutrition and profit by processing soy into milk, yoghurt, and tofu

Pauline Mbukwa February 26, 2018

The district of Mchinji in the Central Region of Malawi is a busy trading hub for agro dealers, fruit and vegetable vendors, […]

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Tanzania: Lack of markets, low prices frustrate soybean farmers

Daniel Semberya January 29, 2018

Elikunda Emmanuel Wanjama is a small-scale farmer who started growing soybeans in 2013 on a half-acre of land. Although the father of […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow soya beans to manage striga

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 08, 2018

It’s midday and Francis Babu is using a hoe to weed his maize and soya beans. The movements of his hands and […]

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Tanzania: Earning a good income with soybeans through contract farming

Kathryn Burnham June 05, 2017

It is a long, muddy walk from the centre of Lungo village to Elikuna Emanuel Kuamjama’s fields. Mr. Kuamjama’s maize stands tall […]

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Tanzania: Confusion about soya bean markets discourages farmers

Daniel Semberya April 24, 2017

Utiga is a small village in Tanzania’s Njombe Region, more than 700 kilometres from Dar es Salaam and close to both the […]

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Tanzania: Inputs help farmers improve soya bean harvest

Daniel Semberya March 13, 2017

Daniel Lungo is a small-scale farmer who grows soya beans in Utiga, a village in Njombe Region, in the Southern Highlands of […]

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Tanzania: Improved seeds increase soya bean harvest in spite of drought

Sylivester Domasa January 30, 2017

The dry conditions have persisted for months, but a rainy weekend has Braunesi Chegula singing praises. The 44-year-old grain farmer lives in […]

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Uganda: Farmer improves soil fertility using soya beans

Denis Ongeng January 30, 2017

Like many farmers in northern Uganda, James Ojede  finds chemical fertilizers very expensive. But his soil was no longer fertile or productive. He […]

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Uganda: Widow finds success with soybeans

Geoffrey Ojok August 17, 2015

After her husband died, Kulkeria Onono found it difficult to farm on her own. Mrs. Onono and her husband had grown cotton […]

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