Script of the week

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Choosing crops for drought-prone areas

admin October 16, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Zimbabwe highlights the potential benefits of choosing drought-tolerant crop varieties. Our Script of the week looks at […]

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Cowpea haulms to the rescue: Using cowpea residues to feed livestock

admin October 09, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Kenya highlights the benefits of Brachiaria grass when used as animal feed. Our Script of the week […]

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Organic cotton helps the soil and the community

admin October 02, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Tanzania highlights some of the benefits of organic farming. Our Script of the week continues talking about […]

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Farmer uses red ants to protect fruit trees against pests

admin September 25, 2017

Chemical farm products such as pesticides are being used more frequently to protect tree plantations against pests. But using chemical pesticides can […]

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Water-efficient gardens: Water is life

admin September 18, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Tanzania shows the expected benefits of ready access to water. Our Script of the week also focuses […]

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Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

admin September 11, 2017

Though most economies in Africa are based on agriculture, many farmers are leaving farming to venture into other work, due to challenges […]

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Trees provide fodder for livestock

admin September 04, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Kenya talks about the benefits of planting trees, including fodder trees. Our Script of the week also […]

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Compost—a wonderful food for your garden

admin August 28, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Ethiopia talks about land preparation in soils that are often waterlogged. Did you know that adding compost […]

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Rebuilding local seed supplies after armed conflict or other emergency situations

admin August 22, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Nigeria discusses the distribution of seeds as a way of protecting agriculture during an emergency. This week’s […]

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Farmers cope with drought and climate change in Zambia

admin August 14, 2017

Like two of our Farmer stories this week, our script discusses how farmers are coping with drought and climate change – this […]

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Backgrounder on Conservation agriculture

admin July 31, 2017

This week’s Farmer story from Zambia focuses on Conservation agriculture. To learn more about the basics of CA, our Script of the […]

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To market, to market—Episode 4: Marketing: Calculating your costs

admin July 24, 2017

This is part four of a five-part series on understanding and using market information. With accurate market information, farmers can decide what […]

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