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Archive for March, 2010

Welcome to all!

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In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

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1. Kenya: Once considered a weed, grain amaranth is the new wonder crop (by Sawa Pius, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Western Kenya)

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2. Botswana: Chilies are a harmless ’weapon’ against intruding elephants (Mmegi)

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3. Tanzania: Local farmers break into international wine market (East African, Tanzania Daily News)

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Notes to broadcasters on grain amaranth:

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Notes to broadcasters on elephant deterrents:

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Notes to broadcasters on local winery:

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May 15, 2010: Application deadline – Awards for Excellence in HIV and AIDS Communication

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Community media sustainability guide

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Radio Simba turns the airwaves over to women on International Women’s Day

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Farmers can prepare for changing weather patterns

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Happy World Water Day!

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In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

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1.Democratic Republic of the Congo: Province suffers outbreak of konzo, a preventable disease (IRIN, CCDNN, ACP)

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2. Burkina Faso: Maternal health is a human right, insists Amnesty International (Farm Radio International, RFI, Amnesty International)

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3. Cameroon: Farmers meet growing appetite for snail meat (African Centre for Community and Development, Cameroon Tribune, CTA)

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Notes to broadcasters on konzo:

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Notes to broadcasters on maternal health:

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Notes to broadcasters on snail farming:

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April 1, 2010: Deadline to apply for WASH Media Awards

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Find water and sanitation resources at Pédag-Eau

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Radio Paglayiri raises awareness of water shortage in rural town

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Water harvesting: An issue pack

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Hello to all!

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In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

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1. Swaziland: Landmark ruling gives Swazi women property rights (IPS, IRIN)

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2. South Africa: Farmers advised to protect themselves against Rift Valley Fever (News 24, IRIN)

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Notes to broadcasters on women’s land rights:

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Notes to broadcasters on Rift Valley Fever:

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April 9, 2010: Deadline to apply for fellowship to cover United Nations General Assembly

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A guide for using drama scripts

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Tell us how your organization celebrated International Women’s Day

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Maternal health drama

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Happy Women’s Day!

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In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

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1. Uganda: Woman farmer supports her family – and community – by processing fruit (by Sawa Pius, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Kampala, Uganda)

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2. Cameroon: With pride and sacrifice woman keeps her plantation operating (by Lilianne Nyatcha, for Farm Radio Weekly, in Douala, Cameroon)

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3. Past FRW stories on women farmers and women’s issues

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Notes to broadcasters on International Women’s Day:

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AMARC-WIN’s Women’s Day Broadcast Campaign continues through March 31

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FAO’s land rights database highlights gender inequalities

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Tell us how your organization celebrated International Women’s Day

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Families benefit when girls go to school

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Hello to all!

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African Farm News in Review

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1. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Guinea pigs make their way into homes and diets (AFP, CIAT)

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2. Rwanda: Land registry aims to reduce conflict (Syfia Grands Lacs, New Times)

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Notes to broadcasters on guinea pigs:

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Notes to broadcasters on land registration:

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April 17-21, 2010: Commonwealth Broadcasting Association General Conference

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News University offers online training for journalists, editors, and managers

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Summary of survey results for Farm Radio online social networking community

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Raising rabbits for meat and profit

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