Agriculture

23rd Apr 2018

Kenya: Farmers use earthworms to make organic fertilizer

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and Caleb Omolo is walking around his farm and inspecting his crops. He stops at a nursery full of coffee trees and moves slowly Read More

8th Jun 2017

Uganda: New bean varieties grow—and cook—quickly

Jenifer Nakaye describes her beans as “fast”—both for growing Read More

7th Jun 2017

Uganda: Saving money by using insects as chicken feed

Jenifer Ladwong had never thought of feeding insects to her chickens, although she had Read More

27th Sep 2016

Burundi: Farmer improves banana yield with compost

Emmanuel Nshakavyanka knew his land was exhausted. As it gradually lost fertility over the years, his banana trees Read More

20th Sep 2016

Kenya: Where there is no Internet, farmers use SMS to find farming solutions

When Paul’s goat stopped eating, he was worried. He says, “I live in the village, more than 10 Read More

8th Sep 2016

Rwanda: Nineteen-year-old entrepreneur solves village water problem

When 19-year-old Yvette Ishimwe’s family relocated from Kigali to Kayonza district, 90 kilometres east Read More

5th Sep 2016

Ghana: Warehouse keeps maize dry and profits high

Memunata Abdulai opens the door to a small warehouse. Inside are dozens of stuffed bags of maize in neatly stacked rows. Read More

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