Dear FRW readers,

    | June 23, 2008

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    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were not able to produce new stories for this edition of Farm Radio Weekly. Instead, we are pleased to bring you a review of some of our most relevant stories from Issues 1 and 2 of Farm Radio Weekly. These issues were published in December 2007, when FRW was very new and our readership was smaller. We hope all our readers – new and old – will find something interesting here!

    In last week’s issue, we promised more stories about climate change and desertification, and you will find them here. From Issue 2, we have a story about how indigenous seed varieties that are well adapted to local climate conditions can help farmers cope with climate change. Also from Issue 2, we have a story about Kenyan farmers who learned a new technique to rehabilitate dry rangeland – using only their livestock and some creative cooperation.

    From Issue 1, we bring you two of our favourite stories about innovative solutions to pest problems, big and small. You’ll want to revisit the story of farmers from Casamance, Senegal, who discovered that a few recycled materials could help keep white flies away; and look back at how the tiniest bee or chilli pepper can get elephants on the run.

    And remember, you can always look back on past issues of FRW on our website: You can also use the website to send an article to a friend or invite a colleague to subscribe: This week, we welcome our newest subscribers: Mukangayi Wikana, from Shinyalu Community radio in Kenya and Tegwendé Léonard Kinda, from Radio Voix des Lacs, in Burkina Faso.

    Happy reading!

    -The Farm Radio Weekly Team