Date Posted: July 14th, 2014
Welcome to Farm Radio Weekly! In issue #296 we look at small-scale rubber producers in Liberia, a fledgling poultry enterprise in Niger, and a different kind of oil bonanza in Uganda.
Rubber exports are essential to the Liberian economy. Small-scale farmers are investing in their rubber plantations, but face difficulties controlling insect pests. However, the returns on their investment should be good once the trees mature.
Maman Lawal moved to Libya, but returned to his native Niger when Libya fell into civil war. Mr. Lawal had not thought of himself as a farmer, but has made a successful business raising chickens for meat and eggs.
Farmers can make more money by processing their raw agricultural produce into commodity desired by consumers. Ugandan Dan Mawaki discovered this to be true for sunflower seeds, and now sells cooking oil and animal feeds.
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–The Farm Radio Weekly team