Date Posted: October 9th, 2012
Our first story relates the plight of successful market gardeners in Benin who are being squeezed out due to urban expansion. Some have been moved off their gardens with no advance warning. Read their reactions below.
Next we bring you two stories with the flavour of cassava: in Congo-Brazzaville, some farmers are finding that pineapple brings greater profits than cassava. As a consequence, cassava is becoming scarce in village markets. Whereas, in Côte d’Ivoire, women farmers are returning to cassava production and profiting from new varieties. They are also processing cassava and selling the products.
In our Action section this week, read some of the highlights of FRW staffer Nelly Bassily’s climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Congratulations on making it safely to the summit – and back down again!
This week the FRW team has been busy with a writers’ workshop in Arusha, which is one reason why this issue arrives a day late. Next week, we hope to present the stories generated during a visit to a Maasai village.
-The Farm Radio Weekly team