Farmer Stories tagged "conservation agriculture"

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Ghana: Farmers learn no-till to increase productivity and income

Abena Dansoa Danso April 16, 2018

Kwame Anane smiles as he walks onto a vast farm filled with various types of crops. He joins a group of farmers […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers find solutions to heavy workload in conservation agriculture

Sylivester Domasa March 26, 2018

It’s the rainy season, and farmers are in a rush to prepare their fields. Ester Kitojo and other small-scale women farmers walk […]

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Zambia: Farmers use special equipment to save time and labour in conservation agriculture

Filius Jere March 26, 2018

For the past three years, Lashiwe Zulu has been practicing conservation agriculture with simple methods and tools. She used the chaka hand […]

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Tanzania: Farmers use different tools to expand no-till farmland

Sylivester Domasa March 26, 2018

It’s seven o’clock in the morning, and Isaya Joseph is working on his two-acre piece of land. Farming is his sole source […]

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Malawi: Mice, fires, and hungry livestock challenge farmers wanting to use crop residues

Mark Ndipita January 15, 2018

If you walk along the main roads and pass through the sparse villages, you will see stretches of maize fields covering the […]

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Zambia: Conservation agriculture helps fight climate change and hunger (IPS)

admin January 15, 2018

Damiano Malambo was skeptical about conservation agriculture—until El Nino hit southern Zambia and left millions of people without food. He recalls: “The […]

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Zambia: By-laws help farmers practice conservation farming

Filius Jere July 31, 2017

When Tasila Tembo’s drunken husband deserted her and left her to care for four children, her only option was to make a […]

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Tanzania: Reduced tilling brings big rewards for millet and sorghum farmers

Sylivester Domasa May 15, 2017

Suzan Mathias can barely remember the last time her family of seven went hungry. But unpredictable rains and the high cost of […]

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Tanzania: Keeping cattle off farmland for better soil

Sylivester Domasa May 15, 2017

Grace and Daniel Zephania are middle-aged farmers who entered into farming in a unique way. The husband and wife team were the […]

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