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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

Insurance payouts for herders

Livestock owners in northern Kenya have suffered terrible losses in the recent drought. But a fortunate few have received compensation for their lost animals. They took out insurance policies in an innovative project run by the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi.

Female fish vendors in the Sud Kivu region of DRCongo have been facing requests from fishermen that they would prefer not to fulfill. But many feel they have no choice. Read about their difficulties below.

Intergovernmental climate change talks will take place in Durban later this year. The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions will attend as an observer. The organization aims to represent African farmers at the conference. Read more about their concerns below.

Happy reading!

-The Farm Radio Weekly team

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