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Regina Aloyce... How Farmer Field Schools Changed Her Life When Regina Aloyce first joined the Jikomboe Farmer Field School her crop production was very low. Regina was averaging six bags of maize per acre and two bags of pigeon peas per acre – and...
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Gender Equality - Women growing stronger through conservation Agriculture
With a husband and three kids to feed, Perusi Mawazo, 36, of Sarawe village, Bunda District, Tanzania was frustrated by her low levels of production and lack of access to knowledge and capital to improve the situation. She struggled to find enough food to...
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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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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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