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African Horticultural Success Stories

 
Organization  Self Help Africa
TitleMarket  Gardening in Burkina Baso
AbstractVillagers in Dassui are so pleased with the market gardening project that they started in early 2009, that they already want to extend the project, and bring more of their neighbours into the scheme. 41 villagers are members of the ‘Wenden Kondo’ (‘God Will Provide) group, and have produced harvests of onions, cabbage, carrots, chilli, garlic and other vegetables from the plot, which is currently planted with rice and other grain for the rainy season.
LocationAfrica- Burkina Faso
CropsVegetables
Storyhttp://www.selfhelpafrica.org/selfhelp/main/NEWS-BF-dassui.htm
 
Organization  International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF Taiwan)
TitleThe Horticultural Production Project in Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
AbstractSince the implementation of the vegetable production program in the S.T.P. in 1998, farmers have successfully established a vegetable production model to perpetuate year-round productions of different vegetable seeds.
LocationAfrica- Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
CropsVegetables
Storyhttp://www.globalhort.org/media/uploads/File/reference_docs/The%20Horticultural%20Production%20Project%20in%20Democratic%20Republic%20of%20Sao%20Tome%20and%20Principe.pdf
 
Organization   Coca-Cola /TechnoServe/Gates Foundation
TitleEast Africa Report- Fruit Farming
AbstractAgriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy, contributing 25% of GDP and providing a livelihood for over 70 % of the population. The industry is driven by small scale farmers, and among their biggest challenges is access to markets. As consumers become aware of healthier options, the fruit juice market has continued to blossom, seeing soft drink giants such as coca cola introduce their bands into the East African markets.
LocationAfrica- East Africa
CropsFruit
Storyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_ELEcvIMA  http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/presscenter/nr_20100120_africa_juice.html
 
OrganizationEarthwatch Institute
TitleSustainable Agriculture (Part 1-2) - African film about farming for the environment
AbstractFarmer in the rift valley of Kenya, Africa who is doing small things on his farm to be environmentally friendly and to benefit his crops. Filmed in Swahili with English subtitles.
LocationAfrica- Kenya
CropsVegetables
StoryPt. 1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucdsju8FYKw Pt. 2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMapNsmGuAo
 
OrganizationTechnoServe
TitleThe Fruits of Success in Kenya
AbstractTwo Kenyan entrepreneurs build a fresh fruits marketing organization to create jobs, income and opportunity for their community.
LocationAfrica- Kenya
CropsBananas
Storyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLv6bVIbQWY
 
Organization   Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAP)
TitleMushrooms for Economic Empowerment in Malawi
AbstractThe Natural Resource College together with Total Land Care (TLC), a local NGO soon registered 300 farmers for training in mushroom production. The NRC virtually resurrected the mushroom industry in Malawi from the ashes left over by the Bunda College of Malawi.
LocationAfrica- Malawi
CropsMushrooms
Storyhttp://www.asnapp.org/index.php/zambia/152-mushrooms-for-economic-empowerment-in-malawi
 
Organization  United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
TitlePremiums for Peanut Farmers
AbstractMalawi farmers export quality peanuts to the UK under the Fair Trade label
LocationAfrica- Malawi
CropsPeanuts
Storyhttp://www.usaid.gov/stories/malawi/ss_mw_coop.html
 
Organization  United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
TitleInnovations Help Tree Nurseries Thrive
AbstractNew crops (cashew nuts and citrus trees) and planting methods revitalize farms in Mozambique.
LocationAfrica- Mozambique
CropsCashews/Citrus
Storyhttp://www.usaid.gov/stories/mozambique/ss_mz_treenursery.html
  
Organization   Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAP)
TitleHibiscus adds Colour to Women’s Group
AbstractASNAPP-Senegal has joined forces with a number of women's groups, and has up-to-date produced and marketed over 50 tons of Hibiscus plants worth US$ 100 000
LocationAfrica- Senegal
CropsHibiscus
Storyhttp://www.asnapp.org/index.php/country-programs-mainmenu-46/senegal-mainmenu-64/53-hibiscus-adds-colour-to-womens-group
 
Organization   International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
TitleDrip Irrigation Improves Africa Food Production
AbstractFarmers across West Africa are improving food production with a low-cost, low-tech method of irrigation that uses gravity to deliver water right where plants need it.
LocationAfrica- Senegal
CropsTomatoes /Watermelons /Eggplants
Storyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQZxvYW3Ac0
  
Organization   Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAP)
TitleHoneybush Tea Plantations get Sweeter
AbstractIn a complete contrast to previous sales of wild-harvested Honeybush, Ericaville sold 10 tonnes of Honeybush tea for close to R 25 000. This money has been ploughed back into the land, and the initial five hectares has grown to 15 hectares! And, with buyers already lining up, there is no doubt that the prospects of this Honeybush plantation are only going to get sweeter. .
LocationAfrica- South Africa
CropsHoneybush
Storyhttp://www.asnapp.org/index.php/country-programs-mainmenu-46/south-africa-mainmenu-63/56-honeybush-tea-plantations-get-sweeter
 
Organization   Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAP)
TitleTshwaraganang Hydroponic: From Zero to Hero in Greenhouse Production
AbstractThe Tshwaraganang hydroponics project has turned the corner of yet another significant milestone in its quest to create sustainable prosperity for its shareholders. Having achieved almost its entire business plan targets, it came as no surprise when in February 2010, the project recorded a cumulative sales income of R 1 million.
LocationAfrica-  South Africa
CropsCucumbers
Storyhttp://www.asnapp.org/index.php/country-programs-mainmenu-46/south-africa-mainmenu-63/183-tshwaraganang-hydroponics-from-zero-to-hero-in-greenhouse-production-
 
Organization  United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
TitlePineapples and Mangoes Head to Europe
AbstractThe resolution of intellectual property rights judgment opened new export channels for South Africans.
LocationAfrica-  South Africa
CropsMangoes
Storyhttp://www.usaid.gov/stories/southafrica/ss_sa_fruit.html
   
Organization   Rijk Zwaan of Netherlands/East West Seed of Thailand
TitleArusha Vies To Become Largest Tropical Vegetable Seeds Producer
AbstractTwo global leading vegetable seed companies--Rijk Zwaan of Netherlands and East West Seed of Thailand are behind the--joint venture firm, 'Afrisem', which could go down in history as one of the largest and ambitious tropical vegetable seed breeding projects in East Africa.
LocationAfrica- Tanzania
CropsVegetables
Storyhttp://allafrica.com/stories/200911050866.html
 
OrganizationUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)
TitleTanzanian Horticulture Exports Take off
AbstractUSAID assisted TAHA to establish a grower-owned freight consolidation firm, TAHA Fresh Handling, Ltd. (TFHL). USAID also provided an investment guarantee fund for TFHL to cover potential volume shortfalls in the early stages of the program. This has been critical to provide growers and their customers a chance to transition to the new cargo service. USAID TAP assisted TAHA to strengthen the association, increase membership by over 500 percent and increase Tanzanian exports.
LocationAfrica- Tanzania
CropsFruit/Vegetables
Storyhttp://www.globalhort.org/media/uploads/File/news/SUCCESS%20STORY%20USAID-TAP.pdf
 
OrganizationUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)
TitleSweet Potatoes Take Center Stage
AbstractTanzanians learn that the orange=fleshed sweet potatoes are drought resistant, nutritions, and highly marketable.
LocationAfrica- Tanzania
CropsSweet Potatoes
Storyhttp://www.usaid.gov/stories/tanzania/ss_tz_potato.html
 
Organization  United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
TitleVanilla is Uganda’s Green Gold
AbstractTraining and assistance leads to large boost in vanilla production.
LocationAfrica- Uganda
CropsVanilla
Storyhttp://www.usaid.gov/stories/uganda/ss_uganda_vanilla.html
 
Organization  The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) / International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
TitleIn drought-prone sahel, scientists roll out innovative system for producing vegetables
AbstractReferred to as the African Market Garden, the new system will be implemented with about 7,000 small-scale farmers at 100 locations in Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal, with the aim of extending the success of 3,000 gardens already established in countries of the Sahel during recent years.
LocationAfrica- West Africa
CropsVegetables
Storyhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100831201422.htm
 
Organization   Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAP)
TitleDevelopments at ASNAPP Zambia
AbstractMore Money for Farmers! Leveraging its market linkage capabilities, ASNAPP has secured a $400,000 market for farmers involved in the production of birds eye chillies (BEC) in Zambia. Under this contract farmers will supply 200mt of BEC in 2008 to a reputable buyer in South Africa. The order is expected to increase depending on the execution of this initial order. ASNAPP will provide technical assistance to the farmers along the entire supply chain.
LocationAfrica- Zambia
CropsBirds Eye Chillies/Moringa
Storyhttp://www.asnapp.org/index.php/zambia/61-developments-at-asnapp-zambia
 
Organization   Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAP)
TitleOne million dollars of income, and still counting...
AbstractFarmers benefiting from the ASNAPP vegetable production project in the Livingstone area of Zambia have made their first US $1 million income since the project started in 2006. The project involves several vulnerable community members, including orphans and widows and those receiving palliative care.
LocationAfrica- Zambia
CropsTomatoes/Broccoli/Cauliflower/Spinach/Garlic /Cabbages
Storyhttp://www.asnapp.org/index.php/zambia/167-one-million-dollars-of-income-and-still-counting
 
Organization  United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
TitleDrip Irrigation Turns Gravel into Green.
AbstractNew irrigation system in Zimbabwe results in surplus vegetables.
LocationAfrica- Zimbabwe
CropsVegetables
Storyhttp://www.usaid.gov/stories/zimbabwe/ss_zimbabwe_dripirrigation.html
 

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