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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

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

African Farm News in Review

1. Africa: Some reasons for and proposed solutions to the rising price of food (Jeune Afrique, Agence France-Presse, and UN Integrated Regional Information Networks)

2. Senegal: Farmers question government plan for “agricultural revival” (by Idy Sy Diop, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Dakar, Senegal)

3. Cameroon: Farmers say financial support is needed to boost production (By Lilianne Nyatcha, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Douala, Cameroon)

4. Burkina Faso: Civil society plans three-day strike (Agence France-Presse, Radio France Internationale)

5. Mauritania: Government provides free, subsidized food (Agence France-Presse, Radio France Internationale)

6. Somalia: Many families survive on one meal a day (World Food Programme, UN Integrated Regional Information Networks)

7. Malawi: Country bans maize export to ensure food supply (African Press Agency, Reuters)

Upcoming Events

June 3-5, 2008: FAO conference on world food security

Radio Resource Bank

Rising food prices: a few links to help you research

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