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Farm Radio Weekly is a news and information service for rural radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is published by Farm Radio International.

Farm Radio Weekly

Hello to all!

Welcome to Issue 6 of Farm Radio Weekly! We thank you all for becoming part of the FRW community and hope that you are finding our news stories and resources useful. A special thanks goes out those FRW subscribers who have provided us with feedback in our first weeks of operation. We are listening and working to improve FRW to meet your needs!

Aaron Kah from Radio Aabakwa FM in Bamenda, Cameroon, wrote: “The content is very relevant to agriculture in Africa, though the practices may slightly differ.… Please get stories from the remote areas of Africa, and more from the farmers, as testimonies.” We are working to get more testimonies directly from farmers affected by issues in the news. This week we have a special report from Farm Radio Weekly correspondent Idy Sy Diop in Dakar, Senegal, who spoke with farmers about their concerns over the proposed Economic Partnership Agreements with Europe.

Greg Modes Tus from the African Radio Drama Association, based in Lagos, Nigeria, said that this new DCFRN service is “creating awareness on the latest agricultural and climate change situation across the continent of Africa, in particular, and the world in general.” In the coming weeks and months, we will bring you more stories about how farmers are affected by – and coping with – climate change. Please take a moment to answer the poll on FRW’s website (http://weekly.farmradio.org/): “Which issues related to agriculture and climate change interest your listeners the most?” This will help us decide which issues to research and feature in upcoming editions.

We hope to hear from more of you so that we can continue to improve FRW! We would love to hear how you are using Farm Radio Weekly at your radio organization, and to receive your ideas for stories and resources to include in future issues. Please remember that you can always contact us by e-mail at farmradioweekly@farmradio.org.

Have a great week!

-The Farm Radio Weekly Team

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