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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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Solar fish dryers benefit women’s group, fish eaters and the environment

A pilot project on Malawi’s Lake Chilwa is introducing women fish processors to solar dryers. The project is so successful that other women’s groups are asking for it to be scaled up. Compared to traditional drying methods, solar dryers improve the taste of fish, prevent tree felling, and improve food safety. On top of that, the solar dryers dry fish more quickly.

Vegetable farmers in Zanzibar have not benefited from the growing tourist trade on the small island off the Tanzanian coast. But now, 200 growers in the Umwamwema farmers’ association have joined forces and, with the help of agricultural experts, are adopting farming and water management practices that have increased their yields and incomes.

Our Action section alerts readers to a new commemorative day: World Radio Day. The annual event will be held for the first time on February 13th. It gives radio practitioners and enthusiasts a chance to celebrate their craft and share experiences.

Don’t forget to check out our Script, Event, and Resources sections too.

We will take a publishing break next week, but we will be back in your inboxes with a special issue for World Radio Day on February 13th.

Happy reading!

-The Farm Radio Weekly team

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