Date Posted: September 17th, 2012
Our first story this week visits farmers in the dry regions of northern Namibia, where infertile soils are a common problem. Click on the link below to read more about how farmers like Naango Simeon are using manure or rotational grazing to increase the fertility of their soils.
Coffee provides income for many farmers in the world. But in Burundi, old and unproductive coffee bushes are being replaced – by trees. Farmers find them easy to grow, and a reliable source of income.
Our third item is a briefing on rising food prices. Earlier this month, the heads of three United Nations organizations issued a statement regarding recent food price increases. You may want to examine this issue closer to home. What effect is it having on farmers and consumers in your region? Let us know and we will share your stories.
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-The Farm Radio Weekly team