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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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Overcoming challenges to livelihoods: Success stories

Hello, and welcome to Farm Radio Weekly. In issue #287, our correspondents’ stories bring slices of African farmers’ lives to your desktop.

Women in Congo-Brazzaville must often engage in petty trading to bolster their incomes, despite holding professional jobs. Urban gardening is one way to maximize the profits from these extra activities.

The Upper Kitete Co-operative in northern Tanzania was founded fifty years ago as part of then-President Nyerere’s village settlement program. But life has changed over the years for co-op members, as population pressure and problems with soil fertility have become more pronounced.

The impacts of war and internal conflict affect farmers across Africa. But survivors of the Lord’s Resistance Army campaign against the Ugandan government are starting to rebuild their lives in a constructive fashion.

This issue’s Script of the Week focuses on a co-operative in Malawi – how it started, its achievements and challenges. It highlights the strengths and the benefits of co-operatives. Read more below.

The secret to success is working together to achieve it!

Let’s get those airwaves buzzing!

the Farm Radio Weekly team

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