Education! Education! Education!

    | March 10, 2014

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    A very warm welcome from the Farm Radio Weekly offices! In issue #281, we are delighted to bring you three stories from our field correspondents in Kenya, Niger and Zanzibar.

    The second story in our series on the benefits of Fair trade certification focuses on how Fair trade is helping more young girls attend school. Premiums paid to farmers have enabled a tea co-operative to fund bursaries and help build a dormitory for the most vulnerable students.

    Farmers in Niger have discovered that better targeting of expensive inputs such as fertilizers increases yields and improves profits.

    Young people in Zanzibar are benefiting from an international effort to attract dynamic people to farming. Not only that: youths are being trained how to train other young people in the joys of agriculture.

    Check out our Action section below for more news about, and find out how you can get involved if you are not registered.

    Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.

    the Farm Radio Weekly team