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Conservation lessons from the Serengeti

27 September 2023

On a trip to Tanzania, Farm Africa's Technical Manager for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Nura Aman, discovered insights on how to make conservation successful from specialists from the Serengeti. Read Nura's blog to discover how he plans to use these lessons to inform Farm Africa's work in Ethiopia's Bale Eco-region.

Value added snax… Tanzanian sorghum growers' new take on popcorn

18 September 2023

With support from Farm Africa, the Mwagnaza women's group in Dodoma, Tanzania, has developed a range of sorghum-based snacks that they sell in the market and around neighbouring villages. This includes “popsorghum” (imagine popcorn but made from sorghum), as well as very fine biscuits made from sorghum flour – like a nutty shortbread.

Markets, gender, and climate-smart agriculture: three steps to success for Ugandan coffee farmers

10 August 2023

A blog by Caroline Asiimwe, writing about her recent visit to the coffee-growing districts of southwestern Uganda, which exposed her to the harsh realities of the diverse effects of climate change on smallholder coffee farming systems.

Five steps to reducing livestock's impact on the environment

19 July 2023

Having seen the devastating effects of deforestation in other parts of the country, former soldier Gizaw is now a committed environmentalist. He’s proud of the five steps he’s taking, with support from Farm Africa, to raise healthy, high-yielding livestock in a way that protects the environment.

Conserving ecosystems and boosting livelihoods in the Bale Mountains

06 July 2023

Farm Africa's Chief Executive, Dan Collison, writes about his recent trip to Ethiopia's Bale Eco-region, where he witnessed the impact of our integrated landscape management project: increased farmers’ incomes, resilience, and reduced pressure on the surrounding natural environment.

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