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Posts tagged with ‘Women farmer’

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New Technique, New Hope

by Stephanie Chunoo

To 33-year-old Memory Nthakomwa, a young farmer from the Mwakifwamba village in Malawi, it seemed like the upcoming farming season would be difficult like the rest. She had witnessed what climate change had done to last year’s crops—with consistent dry spells and floods, crop production had drastically decreased, yielding very little. Memory knew something had […]

Women Farmers Ensure Food Security

by Stephanie Chunoo

In the village of Mwenitanga in northern Malawi, slopes of farmland stretching in all directions are golden—they are overspread by long stalks of yellow maize. Twambilire inspects the soil that lies beneath the layers of papery husks on her own plot. Like all farmers in her village, Twambilire toils for many hours to prepare her […]