BarzaWire - Issue 508


Script of the week

April 14, 2019

Featured Farmer Stories


Mali: Fonio is a healthy, drought-resistant crop

In central Mali’s Ségou region, fonio cultivation is now taking precedence over cereals that are more popular in urban areas. Fonio is […]


Ethiopia: Farmers choose traditional methods over pesticides to control Fall armyworm

It’s another busy morning. Young boys are leading livestock to pasture while women attend to various household chores. Silenat Molla is sitting […]


Backgrounder on stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without blood, brain cells lack a supply […]


Global Shining Light Award

The Global Shining Light Award, sponsored by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, recognizes investigative reporting from a journalist, journalism team, or media […]


An urban migrant makes his own luck in organic farming

Sibongile Sityebi heads up an urban agricultural masterpiece, supported by Ntombesine and Vuyokazi Wulana, two demure but hard working women from the […]

Analysing farm radio through contemporary models of science communication (Kilimo Media)

Fabian Oswald, completed his Masters degree at the Kalsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.  The focus of his work was based on […]

FAO uses radio and Farmer Field School approach to support farmers facing the Fall armyworm

The Fall armyworm is a caterpillar, a member of the Lepidopteran family, that feeds in large numbers on a wide variety of […]