farming

 
Black farmers fall in the furrows
Black farmers fall in the furrows
Monday is harvest day at Tebogo Hlangwane’s cucumber farm. Her hoarse voice is barely audible because of a fierce bout of flu. But she’s back...
Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados
Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados
It may be loved and derided as the go-to millennial brunch, but avocado toast is proving a boon for Kenyan farmers as they cash in on the seemingly...
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as...
Resistance to genetically modified seeds in Africa
Resistance to genetically modified seeds in Africa
Ghana recently hosted a conference focused on the question of genetically modified organism (GMO) seed varieties versus those that have traditionally spawned the continent's staple crops....
Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success
Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success
Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din...
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
For the past month Kenya has had torrential rainfall. This followed devastating droughts in parts of the country. The Conversation Africa’s...
Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods
Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods
Insect pests cause almost half of the crop losses...
Mali farmers plant seeds of hope
Mali farmers plant seeds of hope
In N’Gountjina, a village in the Koutiala region of eastern Mali, a group of farmers sit under a tree, their pickaxes resting on the ground.
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
Much has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents...
[Video]Cape water crisis
[Video]Cape water crisis
Day Zero: Farms take a hit from the Cape water crisis.
Slice of life: The land is ours – let’s work it
Slice of life: The land is ours – let’s work it
I have a farm, which I started about a year ago. It’s not much land — about three acres, but it’s something. When the whole #BlackMonday...
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Ratings agency Moody’s recently downgraded South Africa’s top five commercial banks, along with the Industrial Development Corporation of South...

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