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International Day of Rural Women

This week we present stories to mark two special days − International Day of Rural Women on October 15 and World Food Day, October 16.

In our first story, a group of widows in a village in western Kenya proves that they can make progress despite the deaths of their husbands. The women have registered as a group and obtained small bank loans to further their income-generating projects. In the second story, also from Kenya, a group of women has survived drought and rising food prices by forming an informal savings group. Facing different sets of challenges, these women have forged their own paths.

Our World Food Day story from Burkina Faso focuses on farmers who are fighting for fair prices for their rice. They had good harvests, but have been struggling to sell in the face of subsidized imports. Read more below.

We would love to hear about any special programs you prepare for either of these commemorative days. Please contact us at farmradioweekly@farmradio.org and we will feature your story.

-The Farm Radio Weekly team

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