Logo: Farm Radio Weekly

1404 Scott Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4M8

Tel: 613-761-3650
Fax: 613-798-0990
Toll-Free: 1-888-773-7717
Email: info@farmradio.org
Web Site: http://farmradio.org/

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

Farmers face the future

Welcome to issue #243 of Farm Radio Weekly, in which we again highlight stories from Burkina Faso and Uganda. We also bring news of difficulties faced by farmers in Madagascar, following floods caused by a cyclone.

Cotton growers in Burkina Faso have been growing genetically modified cotton for several years. But are they reaping the promised rewards?

A businessman in Uganda has become a flourishing farmer, after realizing that his grocery was leading him into bankruptcy. After taking advice from farmers and extension workers, his blooming business is benefiting his family and his neighbours alike.

Southern Madagascar was devastated by high winds and flooding in February. Now farmers are facing a new disaster: swarms of locusts are ravaging their remaining crops. Thousands face hunger as clean-up operations attempt to quell a growing crisis. Read more in our news brief.

And Africans are rediscovering their horticultural heritage. This week’s script tells of Kenyans who are growing, and making money from, once-forgotten indigenous food plants.

Keep broadcasting!

-The Farm Radio Weekly team

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.