Farmer Stories tagged "soil"

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Ethiopia: Farmers create pastures for livestock and build fences to benefit from mulching

Tesfaye Getnet April 07, 2019

At first, Yonas Ugi was hesitant to start laying down crop residues on his farmland as mulch. He feared that, because he […]

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Togo: Farmers rotate crops for a better harvest

Magnim Karouwe February 10, 2019

Lokouna Djassoga walks across the ridges in his field, hoe in hand. On this misty December morning, he is harvesting yams. The […]

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DRC: Farmers use local herb to fight weeds, restore land, increase production

Joseph Tsongo January 05, 2019

Sylvestre Muhindo thrusts his right hand into the soil in the middle of his field and pulls out a handful of wet […]

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Kenya: Farmers use rabbit urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae January 05, 2019

Sweat trickles down Yovensiah Mochama’s face as she walks toward a rabbit hutch, carrying a bundle of succulent plants. She opens the […]

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DRC: Farmers use local herb to fight weeds, restore land, increase production

Joseph Tsongo December 02, 2018

Sylvestre Muhindo thrusts his right hand into the soil in the middle of his field and pulls out a handful of wet […]

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Kenya: ‘Worm juice’ helps farmers boost harvests (Trust)

admin November 05, 2018

Josphat Macharia stoops over a large plastic drum on his farm in southwestern Kenya. He scoops up a handful of dirt and […]

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Kenya: Farmers use rabbit urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae July 16, 2018

Sweat trickles down Yovensiah Mochama’s face as she walks toward a rabbit hutch, carrying a bundle of succulent plants. She opens the […]

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Kenya: Farmers practice zero tillage and permanent soil cover to improve yields

James Karuga July 16, 2018

Evelyn Macho walks happily around her eight-acre farm, which is covered with crop residues. The mulch surrounds the young maize and beans […]

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Senegal: Groundnut farmers use organic methods to protect their health and the environment

Emile Dasylva July 03, 2018

With headphones dangling from one ear and a cap to shield his eyes from the sun, Cheikh Thiam scrapes the earth to […]

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Tanzania: Farmers conserve soil in hilly farms with minimum tillage and crop residues

Joachim Laizer June 11, 2018

The sky is clear and the sun is shining brightly on the steep, green slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. Farmer […]

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Kenya: Farmers use earthworms to make organic fertilizer

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae April 16, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and Caleb Omolo is walking around his farm and inspecting his crops. He stops at a […]

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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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