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Archive for November, 2008

Hello to all!

Posted in: Issue#45, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue#45, Past Issues

Uganda: Women farmers drive the economy with sunflower oil (by Sawa Pius, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Kampala, Uganda)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue#45, Past Issues

Madagascar: Half of country’s arable land leased to South Korea for 99 years (Financial Times, BBC)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue#45, Past Issues

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Bushi men and women turn away from agriculture (Syfia Grands Lacs)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue#45, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on sunflower oil:

Posted in: Issue#45, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on farmers abandoning land:

Posted in: Issue#45, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

November 25-December 10: 16 Days broadcast campaign to denounce gender violence in the media

Posted in: Issue #44, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

Questions that unlock doors

Posted in: Issue#45, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Congolese radio reporters empower women, de-stigmatize rape survivors

Posted in: Issue#45, Past Issues, Radio News Flash

Classic FM marks National Farmers Day in Ghana (contributed by Kwabena Agyei)

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue#45, Past Issues

Women produce most of our food

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue#45, Past Issues

Warm greetings to all!

Posted in: Issue #44, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #44, Past Issues

Cameroon: Chicken farmers hit by high food costs (by Lilianne Nyatcha, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Douala, Cameroon)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #44, Past Issues

Burundi: “Lost crop” sprouts again in local fields (Syfia Grands Lacs)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #44, Past Issues

Africa: South Africa bans lindane; endosulfan still not covered by Rotterdam Convention (Cape Argus, UN Food and Agriculture Organization)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #44, Past Issues

Kenya: New legislation would provide legal framework for GMOs (SciDev.Net)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #44, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on chicken feed shortage:

Posted in: Issue #44, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on taro:

Posted in: Issue #44, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

November 26-28, 2008: Conference on food security and rural development to be held in Ethiopia

Posted in: Issue #44, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

Asking the right questions

Posted in: Issue #44, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Radio stations under attack in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted in: Issue #44, Past Issues, Radio News Flash

Rachel Awuor Adipo wins this year’s George Atkins Communications Award!

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #44, Past Issues

Journalist for Zodiak Broadcasting wins award for human rights reporting

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #44, Past Issues

Protect your livestock in times of emergency

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue #44, Past Issues

Welcome to all!

Posted in: Issue #43, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #43, Past Issues

Uganda: Beekeeping and tree planting go hand in hand (by Sawa Pius, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Kampala, Uganda)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #43, Past Issues

Mali: Farmers’ group helps women break down social barriers (LEISA Magazine – Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #43, Past Issues

Rwanda: Kitchen gardens provide income and nutrition (Syfia Grands Lacs)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #43, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on farming and beekeeping:

Posted in: Issue #43, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on women farmers’ group:

Posted in: Issue #43, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on kitchen gardens:

Posted in: Issue #43, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

November 25, 2008: Start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Posted in: Issue #43, Upcoming Events

LEISA magazines publish small-scale farming success stories

Posted in: Issue #43, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

How can we end the media “blackout” on climate change (by Gladson Makowa)

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #43, Past Issues

Villagers in Malawi discuss the role of trees in their community

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue #43, Past Issues

Hello to all!

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #42, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #42, Past Issues

Kenya: Indigenous technology fights banana diseases (by Sawa Pius, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Mombasa, Kenya)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #42, Past Issues

Africa: South Africa’s president says biofuel crops must not crowd out food (BuaNews, Business Day)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #42, Past Issues

East Africa: Fishers and scientists back seasonal fishing ban for Lake Victoria (New Vision)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #42, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on indigenous knowledge:

Posted in: Issue #42, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on crops for fuel:

Posted in: Issue #42, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

Notes to broadcasters on seasonal fishing ban:

Posted in: Issue #42, Notes to Broadcasters, Past Issues

November 17-28, 2008: Virtual Forum on mobile telephony in rural areas

Posted in: Issue #42, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

African Press Organization offers a database of press releases

Posted in: Issue #42, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Journalists reflect on climate change seminar

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #42, Past Issues

The importance of making soup

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue #42, Past Issues