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Developing a value chain, and making a stand for your industry

A very warm welcome from the Farm Radio Weekly office! Whether you’re suffering from the heat or getting rained on, there are three stories in issue #290 designed to inspire your programming and your listeners.

Guidimouni is a town in eastern Niger that is famed for its tomatoes. But now the women behind its success are considering taking the next step – working at different levels of the value chain to improve their profits.

Organic farmers in Zambia want to change the government’s policies on seed imports and genetically modified crops. One woman, Annemieke de Vos, has established a recognized brand which she sells to food retailers. But more can be done to protect this fledgling industry.

The Senegalese government has sold fishing rights to deep-sea trawlers from European Union countries. Local fisherfolk are crying foul and, backed by an international NGO, are demanding that their livelihoods be protected from the industrial fishing fleet.

The deadline for the 2014 Kurt Schork awards is nearing. Make sure you read our Event section and find out how to get your entry in on time!

Keep on entertaining!

The Farm Radio Weekly team

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