Date Posted: September 8th, 2008
First off, we extend a huge thanks to all those who took the time to complete the FRW survey. In the coming weeks, we’ll compile the results, and let you know about the changes we’ll make in response to your feedback!
We also want to thank the following people for joining the ranks of FRW subscribers: Nine new subscribers from Ghana (too many to list individually, unfortunately), as well Guindo Amadou Salif from Journal Liberté and Maude Benny-Dumont from the farmers’ organization AOPP, both in Mali, George Shibanda, from the Shinyalu Community Centre in Kenya, and Lawal Ali Garba from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. Do you have a colleague who may be interested in FRW? Remember, it’s always free, and it’s easy to subscribe at: http://farmradio.org/english/partners/fr_weekly_subscribe.asp.
This week, we offer a range of food security stories from across the African continent. From Southern Africa, we learn how farmers are using conservation agriculture techniques to combat the environmentally harmful effects of some traditional agriculture practices, and boost their yields in the face of climate change and rising fertilizer prices. Moving to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we meet a group of widows who make their living growing and processing cassava – the only women in their region to do so. Finally, from Ghana, we have a story that reminds us of the threat of food adulteration, which alters food to save on manufacturing costs or make it look better, often at the expense of safety or nutrition.
We hope you enjoy this issue. And please remember, even though our survey period is complete, we always welcome feedback. You are invited to post comments on the FRW website (http://weekly.farmradio.org/) or e-mail FRW Editor Heather Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.Happy reading!
-The Farm Radio Weekly Team