Farmer Stories tagged "soil"

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Kenya: Farmers grow pineapples in challenging conditions

Emmanuel Nyakwana Ongwae August 05, 2019

It’s eight o’clock in the morning and Barare Nyang’au is busy pruning pineapple plants on his farm. The father of four whistles […]

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Uganda: Farmers increase crop yield by using human urine as pesticide and fertilizer

Tracy Akwii August 05, 2019

The rains have just begun and it’s a busy time, with farmers spending most of their energy planting and weeding. Sam Olang […]

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Kenya: Trees help farmers restore soil fertility and increase crop production

James Karuga June 24, 2019

Beatrice Wamalwa smiles as she walks around her farm, surrounded by trees. She looks with amazement at the sheer number of trees […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Market gardeners make and use organic fertilizers

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba May 26, 2019

The rainy weather does not seem to worry Mama Collette Malanda, and neither do the cries of the sheep, goats, and pigs. […]

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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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