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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.

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Co-operatives for change

The United Nations International Day of Cooperatives will be marked on July 2, 2011. There are many examples of farmers benefiting through forming or joining a co-operative. To mark the day and inspire your programs, we present two stories this week about marketing co-operatives. 

In other news this week, two former presidents have been awarded the World Food Prize, former President Kufuor of Ghana, and the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio da Silva. Brazil is now in a position to donate food to Africa, as we read in the third story this week.   

Also making headlines is the meeting of the G20 agriculture ministers. Representatives from the world’s 20 leading economies focused discussions on how to stabilize food prices. You can read some initial highlights here:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/jun/23/g20-action-plan-to-curb-food-prices


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