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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

Dear all,

As we have been away for a week, we have a number of new subscribers to welcome: Enock Balakasi and Ester Nyanja from Joy Radio Ltd, in Malawi; Rohey Bittaye, from KWT, in The Gambia; Rachael Misan-Ruppee, from Ideal Women Advancement Initiative, in Nigeria; Thomas Zulu, from Petauke Explorers Radio, in Zambia; Joerg Henkel, from NURU FM, in Tanzania; Abbas Mutumba, from Bilal FM, in Uganda; Khalifou Keita, from SODEFITEX, in Senegal; Kory Bane, from Senegal; Sylvestre Moussa Sodea, from Sawtu Linjiila, in Cameroun; Babu Lusenge, from UCG, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo et Dominique Kei, from Radio Duekoue, in Côte d’Ivoire.

In our first news story this week, we hear from Kenya about the potential of cactus as livestock fodder. Kenyan researchers suggest cactus may be a good backup fodder in times of drought. But not all farmers are convinced. We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences on this topic.
From Swaziland, we present a story about an infestation of rats. Many Swazi farmers were hoping for better yields this year, but now have to find effective ways to manage the rat problem.

In West Africa, smallholder agriculture receives a boost in Sierra Leone. The President recently outlined the details of a new program. The program will give farmers the support they need to develop and earn a good living through farming, and help rebuild Sierra Leone. We’d like to hear about and share farmers’ experiences of this program as it unfolds. Remember, we are always interested to hear subscribers’ stories. You can contact us at farmradioweekly@farmradio.org.

Happy reading!

-The Farm Radio Weekly Team

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