Changing things for the better

    | April 14, 2014

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    Thank you for opening issue #285 of Farm Radio Weekly. In this edition, you will find stories from our field correspondents about pastoralists turning towards crops, and young people interested in radio journalism.

    From Kenya comes the news that women Maasai are growing their own vegetables for sale, and that men are considering growing crops to feed their livestock. As the climate changes, these strategies may become essential.

    Disadvantaged youth across Africa are finding it difficult to find work other than begging and selling cheap goods. But a Tanzanian initiative is bringing youth into radio and television studios. Many are showing a talent for communicating their problems and experiences in a lucid and intelligent way.

    Get involved with Earth Day! Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From Cairo to Cape Town, Dakar to Djibouti, Africans plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more – all for the environment. Find out more in the Resource section!

    Here is a test to find out whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.

    –        The Farm Radio Weekly team