Farmer Stories

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1. Africa: Re-discovery of traditional crops helps farmers cope with climate change (Farm Radio Weekly)

Nelly Bassily December 11, 2007

Traditional crops such as millet, cowpeas, and sorghum can help farmers maintain food security in the face of climate change, experts told […]

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2. Indonesia: “Adaptation Fund” on the table at UN Convention (Various Sources)

Nelly Bassily December 11, 2007

An “Adaptation Fund” to help developing countries cope with climate change is on the agenda at a United Nations convention taking place […]

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3. Kenya: Controlled grazing can rehabilitate dry rangelands (Business Daily)

Nelly Bassily December 11, 2007

Farmers in the Laikipia District of Kenya are testing a simple and practical method of rehabilitating dry rangelands. The new strategy makes […]

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4. Zambia: Control measures target destructive weed (Inter Press Service)

Nelly Bassily December 11, 2007

Control measures are underway to attack an invasive weed that has reportedly taken over almost 3,000 hectares of pasture in one of […]

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5. Kenya: Government preparing to fight Desert Locusts (Business Daily)

Nelly Bassily December 11, 2007

The Kenyan government is preparing to use up to 10,000 litres of pesticides in an effort to control Desert Locusts, which are […]

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6. Sudan: FAO works to control Rift Valley Fever in livestock (Farm Radio Weekly)

Nelly Bassily December 11, 2007

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is working with authorities in Sudan to prevent the spread of Rift Valley Fever among […]

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Nelly Bassily December 04, 2007

The following news stories may be of interest to your listeners. If these stories are relevant to you, you are more than […]

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East Africa: Locusts destroy crops and pastures in Kenya, threaten farm lands in Sudan (Various UN Sources)

Nelly Bassily December 04, 2007

Swarms of Desert Locusts are destroying crops in northeastern Kenya and threatening farm lands in northern Sudan. It’s a potentially dangerous situation […]

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West Africa: Countries step up measures to combat bird flu (Agence France Presse, Daily Trust, and Ghanaian Chronicle)

Nelly Bassily December 04, 2007

Three West African countries that have been hit by bird flu recently announced new measures to stave off the spread of the […]

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Senegal: Low cost white fly traps save mango crops (United Nations’ Integrated Regional Information Networks)

Integrated Regional Information Networks December 04, 2007

Mango farmers in the Casamance region of Senegal are learning a low-cost method of trapping and killing a pest that has been […]

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Gabon: Poor road conditions hamper banana industry (Gabonews)

Nelly Bassily December 04, 2007

The poor condition of roads in Gabon is driving up the cost of transportation and narrowing profit margins in the Gabonese banana […]

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Uganda: Fruit cannery drives demand (The Monitor)

Nelly Bassily December 04, 2007

Fruit farmers in the Masaka district of Uganda should enjoy higher demand for their crops as a local juice processor plans to […]

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