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Archive for May, 2010

Greetings!

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In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #113, Past Issues

1. Uganda: Cassava Brown Streak Disease threatens yields (IRIN, New Vision)

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2. Zambia: Drop in maize price expected as bumper harvest announced (All Africa, FAO)

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Notes to broadcasters on Cassava Brown Streak Disease:

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Notes to broadcasters on bumper harvests:

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Rolling deadline: Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) scholarships

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IMARK: Information Management Resource Kit

Posted in: Issue #113, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Welcoming new members to the Farm Radio Weekly team

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #113, Past Issues

Women use ‘hanging gardens’ to grow vegetables and solve land crisis

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue #113, Past Issues

Welcome to all!

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In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

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1. Mali: Women’s groups restore forests and improve fisheries in the Inner Niger Delta (Wetlands International Mali, IPS)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #112, Past Issues

2. Madagascar: Women blend agriculture with forest restoration (IPS, Gender Links)

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3. DRC: Increasing number of landless farmers in DRC (Syfia Grands-Lacs)

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Notes to broadcasters on wetlands and BioRights project:

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Notes to broadcasters on agriculture, forests and cover crops:

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Notes to broadcasters on local land tenure issues:

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June 4, 2010: Deadline to apply to Highway Africa 2010: African Voices in the Global Media Space

Posted in: Issue #112, Past Issues, Upcoming Events

Why broadcasters should use Skype and Pamela for Skype

Posted in: Issue #112, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

Online e-facilitators training course is underway: preparing for a new scriptwriting course and competition

Posted in: Farm Radio International Action, Issue #112, Past Issues

Composting, a better practice to improve soil fertility: The case of Dien

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue #112, Past Issues

Hello to all!

Posted in: Issue #111, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #111, Past Issues

1.Namibia: The Khwe seek a good income from sustainable harvesting (IPS, New Era)

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2. Kenya: Government raises concerns about aflatoxin contamination (AllAfrica, KBC)

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Notes to broadcasters on devil’s claw:

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Notes to broadcasters on aflatoxin:

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Africa Media and Democracy Conference: Mediating Democracy in Africa

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Community Media for Development – Radio drama series

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Winning scriptwriter visits FAO

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The miracle plant ‘zabila/leele’ or henna: The turning point in food security for a smallholder woman farmer in northern Ghana

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue #111, Past Issues

Hello to all!

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In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

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1. Sierra Leone: Can locals really benefit from ‘land grabs’? (Pambazuka News, Addax Bioenergy, Courrier International, Sierra Express Media)

Posted in: African Farm News in Review, Issue #110, Past Issues

2. East Africa: Pastoralists survive drought by adapting (Daily Nation, IRIN)

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Notes to broadcasters on land grabbing:

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Notes to broadcasters on pastoralist adaptation:

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May 28, 2010: Deadline to apply for Nat Nakasa Award

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Telling the HIV Story: A practical manual on HIV prevention

Posted in: Issue #110, Past Issues, Radio Resource Bank

New script package features award-winning scripts on smallholder farmer innovation

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Sawdust prolongs the storage life of potatoes

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Welcome to all!

Posted in: Issue #109, Past Issues

In this week’s Farm Radio Weekly:

Posted in: Issue #109, Past Issues

1. Mali: Farming families lose their land to a Libyan company (Radio-Canada, IPS)

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2. Mozambique: Farmers and fishers can stay safe during floods (IPS)

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3. Kenya: Farmers’ groups protest import of GM maize (Business Daily, Daily Nation, Kenya Biodiversity Coalition, Food First)

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Notes to broadcasters on farmland grabbing by foreign companies:

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Notes to broadcasters on disaster mitigation:

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Notes to broadcasters on GMOs:

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May 14-15: Training session on Campware radio management software in Accra, Ghana

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AlertNet for Journalists

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Financial sustainability of community radio stations in Cameroon (by James Achanyi-Fontem, Cameroon Link)

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Communities manage watersheds together

Posted in: Farm Radio Script of the Week, Issue #109, Past Issues