Date Posted: September 3rd, 2012
Farm Radio International has an office in Arusha, Tanzania, very close to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The lure of this beautiful mountain has proved too much for some of our more adventurous staff members, who have decided to travel to Tanzania in their vacation time and take advantage of our location to hike up the “big hill” and raise funds for Farm Radio International.
Two staff from our Ottawa office (including Nelly Bassily, a key member of the Farm Radio Weekly team) plus two staff based in Arusha will make the climb from September 12-19. This adventure of a lifetime marks the beginning of an exciting new five-year project we are starting in Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana and Mali. We will be working with radio stations and farming communities in these countries to create radio programs that will help farmers improve production, processing and marketing of specific crops. For example, in Tanzania we will focus on cassava since it is an important food security crop, is resilient in a changing climate, and women play a large role in its production and processing.
“Team Farm Radio International” will be sharing their experiences as they hike to the top via blogs, tweets and audio updates – so we can follow them all the way!
For full details about the climb, and to meet and connect with the climbers, visit: http://donate.farmradio.org/
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