Farmer Stories tagged "cereals"

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Mali: Fonio is a healthy, drought-resistant crop

Acherif Ag Ismaguel April 14, 2019

In central Mali’s Ségou region, fonio cultivation is now taking precedence over cereals that are more popular in urban areas. Fonio is […]

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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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Mali: Dual-purpose sorghum grows faster and bigger, even with little rain

Mariam Koné December 18, 2017

Farmers who tried growing dual-purpose sorghum in southwestern Mali this year say the new varieties could help prevent hunger even during drought. […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers tend sorghum with care to improve their livelihoods

Netsanet Hailu December 18, 2017

Sorghum is the dominant crop in most of the Wollo Zones in central Ethiopia, and plays a major role in the livelihoods […]

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Ethiopia: A new tool for an old problem—waterlogged soils

Kathryn Burnham August 28, 2017

It is hot and sunny as Gonfa Gutema follows the two oxen ploughing his field. It rained recently, which means it’s time […]

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Ethiopia: Farmers invest in healthy soil by purchasing blended fertilizer

Kathryn Burnham August 22, 2017

Demitu Desasa turns the earth between her bean plants, showing off the silty soil. Soil health is a major concern for farmers […]

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Tanzania: Sorghum farmers get creative to scare away birds

Kathryn Burnham July 11, 2016

The sorghum fields in Msisi village look a little strange. Black, white, and clear bags flap from the top of the stalks. […]

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Tanzania: Farmers plant sorghum to ensure a secure food supply

Paddy Roberts November 09, 2015

Fredina Said greets her mother- and grandmother-in-law before entering the brick, thatch-roofed building she uses as a granary. The older women are […]

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Cameroon: Farmer harvests drought-tolerant sorghum in dry season

Anne Mireille Nzouankeu December 22, 2014

Moda Mahamat diligently transplants dry season sorghum, known locally as muskuwaari. She holds a bundle of seedlings in her left hand and […]

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