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Cassava: The food security crop
In Tanzania, cassava root is considered a staple vegetable and is a life-line for many farmers living in poverty. Not only does it provide a high source of carbohydrates, it is capable of growing in less than fertile soil and is one of the most drought...
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Farmers apply ‘cluster’ approach to increase yields
In Jarso District, Ethiopia, farmers participating in the Farmers First Food Security and Livelihood improvement program are working together towards a common goal. Sisay Wege explained that she and the members of her Farmer Field School (FFS) group have...
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Hard work inspires community to follow footsteps
Asnakech Beyene is a 35 year old mother of four from the Shenkora Shesheng kebele (small village) located in Warka, Ethiopia. There they farm a small, half hectare of land which used  to support the family. Due to the small land size Asnakech recalls, ...
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Environment Conservation - Farmers first program conserves land and ensures healthy futures
Daudi Makongoro, 91, is married to Tabu Makongoro and together they have 10 children. In 2009, he joined CPAR’s CIDA-funded Farmers First program in Ragata, Tanzania. Daudi and Tabu have always relied on farming for income but land conditions in the...
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