Farmer Stories tagged "climate change"

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Ghana: Study advises farmers on best practices for adapting to climate change

Maxine Betteridge-Moes April 29, 2019

It’s the middle of the dry season in northern Ghana and Mariam Mohammed is tending to her vegetable garden. Mrs. Mohammed lives […]

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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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Mali: Farmers fight drought with hybrid crops (Trust)

admin February 23, 2019

In Mali, hardy sorghum is helping farmers bring in a harvest even when drought destroys other crops. Last year, when drought hit […]

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Madagascar: Rice farmers ask gov’t to repair infrastructure after natural disasters

Daniela Loberline October 15, 2018

Mr. Haja painfully rises from his bed and staggers from the room. It’s three o’clock in the morning and he must go […]

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West Africa: Indigenous species prove adaptable—and profitable—for local livestock rearers (Coraf, Food Tank)

admin September 17, 2018

Gideon Anaba has been up since dawn caring for his birds at his home in Baku, northern Ghana. He has checked on […]

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Kenya: Women embrace farming as alternative to herding (Daily Nation)

admin July 23, 2018

Under the blistering afternoon sun, Lucina Tongore walks through a tree nursery, watering seedlings. She says, “Those mango seedlings at the corner […]

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Senegal: SMS services and climate training help farmers plan

Seck Ndong May 22, 2018

Gnilane Ndiaye is turning the soil in her rice field to prepare it for planting. She grows rice during the cold season […]

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Mauritania: With drought keeping men on the road, pastoralist women take charge (Trust)

admin April 30, 2018

Every time the pastoralist men in Fatima Demba’s village return from their months-long journey in search of pasture and water, the women […]

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Nigeria: Conflicts between herdsmen and farmers bring hunger to communities

Ibrahim Abdul Aziz April 23, 2018

It’s morning and the weather looks friendly. Bulus Rimankante and other farmers are in their fields keeping watch and carrying rifles. They […]

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Uganda: Rising temperatures increase pest and disease problems for coffee farmers (IPS)

admin February 19, 2018

Coffee has been part of Abudu Zikusoka’s life for as long as he can remember. As a child in the village of […]

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Nigeria: Government support needed for farmers to fight desertification, experts say (IRIN)

admin January 08, 2018

When Abbas Gandi lost much of his crop to desertification and drought a few years ago in northwestern Nigeria, he was so […]

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Tanzania: Maize farmers turn to cell phones and radios for help adapting to drought

Jaime Little December 11, 2017

Fatuma Aly Kajogoo adjusts her red headscarf to keep the sweat out of her eyes. She stands smiling among rows of maize […]

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