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BarzaWire - Issue 490

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Script of the week

Featured Farmer Stories

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Kenya

Kenya: ‘Worm juice’ helps farmers boost harvests (Trust)

Josphat Macharia stoops over a large plastic drum on his farm in southwestern Kenya. He scoops up a handful of dirt and […]

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Small grains can help ease food insecurity (Global Press Journal)

Advance Mabhena has a compelling set of crops on his hands. Mr. Mabhena lives in the village of Ngwaledi in Zimbabwe and […]

Resources

Journalism, ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training

UNESCO has released a useful resource for journalists and trainers working in the digital age. The rise of social media and new […]

Opportunities

Travel grant to attend World Conference of Science Journalists

The World Federation of Science Journalists is offering an international travel fellowship for journalists to attend the World Conference of Science Journalists […]

YenKasa

Combatting Fall Armyworm in Ethiopia

The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, was first reported on the African continent in early 2016 and, in Ethiopia alone, has infested […]

CABI films fight fall armyworm

The peace and quiet of 200 villages in Northern Ghana was shattered in May and June this year with the arrival of […]

Using ICTs to get innovations into the hands of farmers

Millions of smallholder farmers in remote areas do not have access to information that will help them with their farming needs.  They […]

MP3 recordings bring farm tips in languages farmers in rural areas understand

Rural farmers in Gwanda, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe are generally cut off from vital government agriculture services by virtue of distance. The solution […]

The Listening Post: Consulting with farmers

“What change would most help you, your family, and your neighbours earn enough money and have enough good food for the whole […]

Welcome to YenKasa Africa

Welcome to YenKasa Africa, a multi-partner initiative to promote participatory communication and to foster cooperation in the field of communication for development […]