Farmer Stories tagged "deforestation"

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Burkina Faso: Women protecting shea trees

Harouna Sana September 02, 2019

In the Sissili and Ziro provinces of central west Burkina Faso, farmers know the value of the shea tree, known scientifically as […]

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Burundi: Farmers make baskets from banana “stems” to protect the environment

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe April 29, 2019

In eastern Burundi, nurseries of forest tree species have been planted to reforest watersheds and bare hills in the region, reducing erosion […]

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Kenya: Replanting vanishing forests with slingshots and seeds (Trust)

admin March 24, 2019

In the early morning on school holidays and weekends, Eric Ndung’u heads off to herd his family’s goats in the plains of […]

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Burkina Faso: Wise farmer transforms his land with ‘zai pits’ (AgribusinessTV)

admin February 04, 2019

Yacouba Sawadogo has been farming for 40 years, but he still has energy in his body and his eyes. Mr. Sawadogo lives […]

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Kenya: Farmers grow herbs to protect forest, increase income

Pius Sawa January 21, 2019

It’s early in the morning, but Benson Buiya and several other farmers are already waiting at the gate of the herb factory. […]

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Ghana: Farmers begin protecting trees after land degradation affects yield (IPS)

admin December 17, 2018

In the scorching Upper East Region of Ghana, the dry seasons are long and, for kilometres, there is nothing but barren, dry […]

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Ghana: Cocoa farmers harness the law to save forests, boost yields (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Standing in his yard amongst pecking chickens, Nana Archer shows a certificate from the forestry commission stating that he has planted and […]

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Senegal: Villagers replant mangroves that protect their environment, livelihoods (IRIN)

admin November 26, 2018

Ablaye Marone makes a living from the mangroves in western Senegal’s Saloum Delta. This area is rich in biodiversity, with some 2,000 […]

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Cameroon: As plantations expand, communities, wildlife feel pressure (InfoCongo)

admin September 24, 2018

It’s early in the morning and Rodrique Ngono is sharpening a machete in front of his homestead to prepare for the day’s […]

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Kenya: Harnessing butterflies to save the forest (DW)

admin February 26, 2018

In Kenya’s Arabuko Forest, it’s easy to see why farmers call the butterflies “flying gold.” They gave the insects that name out […]

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South Sudan: From seedlings to shade at a UN displacement site (IPS)

admin February 12, 2018

Life in Bentiu, South Sudan can be harsh, with temperatures often over 40 degrees Celsius combined with either extreme humidity or dust. […]

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Senegal: Women escape poverty by recovering and selling waste

Aimee Ngnemzue February 05, 2018

In the middle of the big backyard of a house called “maison de la femme” or “women’s home,” 15 women aged 25 […]

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