Farmer Stories tagged "climate change"

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Tanzania: Pastoralists use weather information to plan livestock feeding

Sylivester Domasa January 06, 2020

Peter Kakanji is brushing his teeth, using bristles of a stick as a toothbrush. He looks to the sky for signs of […]

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Kenya: ‘Peace ambassadors’ ease water conflicts in drought-prone Kenya (Trust)

admin November 11, 2019

Outside a small, secluded house in Maweni village, Kenya, a group of about 150 farmers sit together in the sweltering heat to […]

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Mali: Shrinking of Niger River threatens agriculture

Acherif Ag Ismaguel October 14, 2019

Over its 4,200-kilometre journey, the Niger River waters 1,750 kilometres of land in Mali. The river has always provided local populations with […]

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Tanzania: Climate change impacts livestock—and livestock farmers

Sylivester Domasa September 02, 2019

Holding his hands behind his back, Mhache Paulo looks steadily at the backyard of his house, his mouth agape. Mr. Paulo says […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow mukau tree as protection against drought (Trust)

admin May 26, 2019

Back in 2000, Jonathan Kituku Mung’ala was worried that a drought could wipe out his crops. At the time, he was working […]

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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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