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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.

Archive for March, 2008

Greetings to all readers!

Posted in: Intro, Issue #16, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #16, Past Issues

1. Benin: A cautious approach in the midst of the heated debate on GMOs (Inter Press Service, allAfrica.com)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #16, Past Issues

2. Nigeria: Institute advises farmers to guard against yam dieback (guardian.co.uk)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #16, Past Issues

3. Tanzania: Conservation groups save trees, earn profits (The East African)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #16, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on GMOs:

Posted in: Issue #16, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on yam dieback:

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Notes to Broadcasters on conserving fruit trees:

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IAJ offers summer courses for journalists

Posted in: Issue #16, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

UNESCO Guide: “How to do community radio”

Posted in: Issue #16, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Radio Yangeni works with FAO to improve area nutrition and food security

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #16, Past Issues

Financial management for smallholder farmers

Posted in: Farm Radio International script of the week, Issue #16, Past Issues

Hello to All!

Posted in: Intro, Issue #15, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #15, Past Issues

1. Kenya: Rainwater harvesting improves rural livelihoods (Various Sources)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #15, Past Issues

2. Africa: Small-scale farmers experiment with anti-malarial plants (The Monitor, World Agroforestry Centre)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #15, Past Issues

3. Kenya: Market forces persuade some farmers to abandon traditional crops (Business Daily, The Nation)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #15, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on rainwater harvesting:

Posted in: Issue #15, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on Artemisia annua:

Posted in: Issue #15, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on breadbasket farmers:

Posted in: Issue #15, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

May 15, 2008 – Deadline for entries to the WASH Media Awards

Posted in: Issue #15, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

CTA audio files on agricultural issues…including water!

Posted in: Issue #15, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

DCFRN scripts on water issues

Posted in: Issue #15, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Deadline for climate change scriptwriting competition extended to March 25

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #15, Past Issues

Reminder: Fill out your Package 81 survey for a chance to win a digital audio recorder!

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #15, Past Issues

Rainwater from large rock surfaces can be used to irrigate crops

Posted in: Farm Radio International script of the week, Issue #15, Past Issues

Hello to the FRW community!

Posted in: Intro, Issue #14, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #14, Past Issues

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Civil war landmines threaten returning farmers (by Sylvie Bora, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #14, Past Issues

Tanzania: Para-vets help keep herds healthy (Farm Radio Weekly, Arusha Times)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #14, Past Issues

Uganda: Farmers find that human urine is an effective fertilizer (The Monitor)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #14, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on landmines:

Posted in: Issue #14, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on para-vets:

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Notes to Broadcasters on urine fertilizer:

Posted in: Issue #14, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

March 31, 2008: Deadline for nomination to Award of Excellence in HIV and AIDS Communication

Posted in: Issue #14, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

AGFAX Radio provides audio interview packages

Posted in: Issue #14, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

DCFRN urges Canadian government to stand up for food security at the WTO

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #14, Past Issues

Farmers can earn income producing compost

Posted in: Farm Radio International script of the week, Issue #14, Past Issues

Happy Women’s Week to All!

Posted in: Intro, Issue #13, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #13, Past Issues

1. Burkina Faso: Women’s group finds new use for “green gold” (by Mahoua Hien, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Burkina Faso)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #13, Past Issues

2. Southern Africa: Black women break into commercial farming (by Frauke Röschlau, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Windhoek, Namibia)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #13, Past Issues

Past FRW stories of women in agriculture

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #13, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on shea jam:

Posted in: Issue #13, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to Broadcasters on commercial farming:

Posted in: Issue #13, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

March 15, 2008 – Deadline for expressions of interest: research grants on gender and land in Southern Africa

Posted in: Issue #13, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

March 31, 2008 – Deadline for nominations: Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life

Posted in: Issue #13, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

Resource kit on women in micro-enterprises

Posted in: Issue #13, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Media resource pack on sexual and reproductive health

Posted in: Issue #13, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

International panel to judge scriptwriting competition on climate change

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #13, Past Issues

DCFRN scripts on issues facing rural women

Posted in: Farm Radio International script of the week, Issue #13, Past Issues

Women, Property, and Inheritance

Posted in: Farm Radio International script of the week, Issue #13, Past Issues