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YALI Network member Esther Kromah — a leader in green farming

Esther Kromah is a YALI Network member from Liberia who has used her education and knowledge to help farmers in her community. After completing her studies in agriculture at the Booker Washington Institute, Esther noticed the high amount of spending by local farming groups to purchase inorganic fertilizer. Esther wanted...

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Want healthier soil? Don’t plow your fields.

If you have been farming for years, it may be difficult to break from the tradition of plowing your fields and feeding crop residue like maize stalks or wheat stubble to livestock rather than leaving it in place. But climate change is forcing many to rethink their traditional farming methods,...

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Computer Scientist Lends a Hand to Farmers, Young Women

In Uganda, the local agriculture markets that many small-scale farmers depended on were inefficient. Often, neither customers nor farmers knew which markets would be open on which days. So farmers only had access to a limited number of customers. That limited their profits. Farmers’ profits were further complicated by middlemen...

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