Hello to All!

    | January 28, 2008

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    Welcome to Issue 8 of Farm Radio Weekly. This week, we are pleased to feature two stories that demonstrate the creativity and innovation of African farmers. We have a story on East African farmers applying a scientific discovery about special plants that can control unwanted insects. We also have a story about Rwandan coffee farmers improving upon the bicycle – a traditional delivery method – to get the best price for their harvest.

    We are also glad to see that FRW readers are using our website, http://weekly.farmradio.org/, to request and share information about Moringa oleifera seeds and Jatropha curcas seeds. If you have not done so already, we invite you to visit the FRW site to chat, or to view some of the photos, video, and audio clips that accompany our stories.

    We regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the next story of our series on conflict and food will be delayed. We will bring you the next instalment in Issue 9 of Farm Radio Weekly. As always, if you have any story ideas for this series – or any other topic of interest to your rural listeners – please contact FRW Editor Heather Miller at hmiller@farmradio.org.

    We hope that you enjoy this issue. Happy reading!

    -The Farm Radio Weekly Team