Month: June 2018

Leaving No One Behind: Building Capacities to Bolster Livelihoods

Standing in his learning field, watching the activities going on, no one would have labelled him a vulnerable farmer.   Kurman Isa is a 35-year-old farmer and a member of the Alheri Rice farmers association of Bakura Cluster in Zamfara state, Nigeria. As a father and husband, Isa is saddled with the responsibility of providing adequately for his family, despite having a speech impediment. At an early age of 17, Isa started to farm to support himself through school,…

Argus NPK Fertilizers Myanmar 2018

Myanmar’s agriculture has enormous potential given its abundant resources and excellent market positioning. But its fertilizer market is underdeveloped, with low utilization rates. Argus has chosen Myanmar as the venue for the 2018 instalment of the event and aims to initiate an industry-wide dialogue on how to best develop the market, from raising awareness to improving infrastructure and achieving more…

Breaking Down Barriers with Briquettes

Shapna Mondal, popularly known as Guti Boudi (Guti sister-in-law) among her neighbors, is a female briquetting machine owner in Southern Bangladesh. Shapna, 35, is married to Tapan Mondal, an agro-input retailer who sells crop seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides in his shop. After their marriage, Shapna started to help her husband in his business, which was not running smoothly at the…

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