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Somali Farmers in Wales Leave Senator Angus King in Awe with Their Thriving Farm

"I love everything about this place - the food, the connection to the land, and the community," King expressed.During his visit, Libah shared the story of the Somali community farmers who founded and nurtured the farm.Since 2021, the farm on Gardiner Road has been the focal point for over 200 farmers growing a variety of produce for personal consumption and selling at markets like the Mainers Feeding Mainers program.Before Cultivating Community and Liberation Farms, farming was a struggle for the Somali community, Libah…

Struggling Mudug Farmers Depleted of Food Reserves Amidst Harsh Droughts and Floods

(Ergo) - Families engaged in agriculture in Dhardhaar village in central Somalia's Mudug region are facing challenges in recovering from the crop damage caused by sudden flooding last year, following a prolonged period of severe drought. Abdi Isse Ereg, one of the local farmers, planted his crops in September 2023 when the seasonal deyr rains finally arrived, signaling an end to the four-year drought. Unfortunately, heavy downpours started on 25 October 2023, leading to floods that destroyed all the newly planted crops on…

Harnessing Tradition and Innovation: African Farmers’ Solutions to Climate Change

James Tshuma, a small farmer, exhibits his homegrown vegetables in his small garden in Mangwe district, Zimbabwe, on March 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) From ancient farming techniques in Zimbabwe to modern greenhouse technology in Somalia, African farmers are embracing the past and future to address climate change. Africa, with its youthful population, bears the brunt of a warming planet despite having minimal contributions to the issue. Farmers are racing to ensure the growing population has enough to eat.…

Farmers in Africa Embrace Traditional and Modern Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

In Machakos, Kenya, farmers select climate-smart beans. Amidst drought in Zimbabwe, traditional farming methods are being revived. Organic fertilizers are used to combat poor soil fertility in sub-Saharan Africa. Drought-resistant crops are gaining popularity, replacing exotic white corn. The transition to greenhouse farming is providing sustainable livelihoods in Somalia. A climate-smart bean variety named "Nyota" is helping Kenyan farmers increase their yields. The new bean assures quick maturation even in times of…

Reviving Ancient Wisdom: African Farmers Embrace Tradition and Innovation to Combat Climate Change

In Machakos, Kenya, farmers are adopting climate-smart beans to combat climate change. From ancient farming techniques in Zimbabwe to modern greenhouse technology in Somalia, African farmers are adapting to the challenges posed by a changing climate. Africa, home to the world's youngest population, is disproportionately affected by climate change despite contributing little to the problem. As a result, farmers are under pressure to feed the growing population. Despite having more than 60% of the world's uncultivated…

In Tigré, the farmers are the primary

The battle has been occurring for greater than seven months in Tigray, in northern Ethiopia. The Federal Military, with the help of Eritrean troopers, is combating the TPLF's outdated energy. The humanitarian scenario is critical with 4.5 million folks insecure and famine threatening because the planting season approaches. Throughout the Tigray, farmers need to plow in order that they can plant earlier…

The price of fertilizer puts farmers in difficulty

For six months, the price of fertilizer has risen. As a result, some farmers are being forced to reduce their use on the African continent. A trend that will not be without consequences. West African farmers are the big losers in the fertilizer market this year. Prices have reached their peak. And some operators are in…

the situation is escalating between breeders and farmers

In Chad, we have witnessed a generalization of the conflict between farmers and shepherds for two months. There are dozens of deaths in several provinces. Serious allegations are being made against the civilian and military authorities. This situation, which has been going on for several years, is only getting worse. During the night from Sunday to Monday, a field between Delbian and Béré, in Tandjilé, in southern Chad, was destroyed, leaving seven farmers and shepherds dead. The angry population attacked the prefecture…

the bishops warn the presidency of conflicts between breeders and farmers

The bishops are asking the head of state to intervene to put an end to the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers who have claimed dozens of lives since the harvests began two months ago. The phenomenon has been going on for several years and undermines the peaceful coexistence between breeders and farmers without the public authorities succeeding in stopping it.…

at least 43 farmers murdered by Boko Haram in Borno State

At least 43 farmers were killed by Boko Haram on Saturday 28 November in northeastern Nigeria as residents of the region went to the polls to elect their local representatives and advisers. This tragedy has therefore plagued the first vote in 13 years in this region, which has been hit by a jihadist uprising, which has left 36,000 dead and two million displaced since 2019.…

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