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Lightening the load for cereal farmers in Ethiopia
In Were Jarso district, Ethiopia, rain patterns affect harvests in different ways. Too little, irregular or too much rain, often causes the same result, lower crop yields and less food. Too much rain creates a water logging problem unique to Were Jarso and...
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Ethiopian women are improving their lives with sheep
W/ro[1] Kibe, aged 50, is a widow living in Borebore village of the Were Jarso District, Ethiopia. She has two daughters and a son. The oldest of the three children is 24 years old and the youngest is 11 years old.She has a hectare of land which she had to...
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Planting trees counters effects of deforestation
Deforestation is one of the greatest challenges facing many African nations today. It is an environmental concern that impacts the daily lives of farmers across Africa. Deforestation increases the likelihood for drought, famine and poverty to develop. As...
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Plant a tree to fight climate change
Mathanki Mikisoni is a 48 year old farmer who lives with his wife, Honolia, and their six children. They live in Chizu Village, Lilongwe District, Malawi. Mathanki has always had a special passion for trees. When he was a small boy, his father taught him...
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