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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

Greetings to all!

We extend a special welcome to our newest subscribers: Balcha Kebede Sisay, from Adama University in Ethiopia; Richard Omondi Oyoo, from Macomed Community Radio Services in Kenya; Mousa Adamou, Lawan Adbou, Bonkano Bawa, Moumouni Moussa, and Boukari Salissou, all from Radio Rurale Fara’a in Niger; and Eric Pohlman, from One Acre Fund in Rwanda. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition!

This week, we bring you two stories of farmers coping with pest problems. FRW correspondent Prince Collins brings us our first story from Bong County, Liberia. This area was devastated one year ago, when a caterpillar invasion forced people from their homes and destroyed their crops. You’ll find out how communities have persevered to rebuild their livelihoods. Our second story turns to Kenya’s Nyeri District, where coffee farmers are dealing with green scales. Local agronomists provide advice on how to manage this pest. Our third story will be of special interest to fishing communities, as it looks at the issue of illegal offshore fishing, and how local Ghanaian have been empowered to control it.

Scroll down to find out about an award offered by One World Radio and a resource produced by the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization. And, for those who want to have their say in the formation of Farm Radio International’s online social networking community, turn to the Farm Radio Action section. The deadline for completing the survey is tomorrow, February 2.

Happy reading!

-The Farm Radio Weekly Team

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