Entrepreneurs use passion, intuition and knowledge to make a buck

    | May 19, 2014

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    Warm greetings to you from Farm Radio Weekly! In issue #289, you will find three stories about small-scale African farmers and the work they are doing to enrich their lives and livelihoods.

    Cameroonian Daniel Nkodo wants to become a large-scale farmer, but the high cost of land means he cannot fulfil his dream – yet! Meanwhile, he pours his enthusiasm for farming into a nursery which supplies seedlings to farmers.

    In Côte d’Ivoire, rabbit farmer Gomon Moïse Beucklerc was spending too much time and energy cleaning his cages. So he designed and built an alternative, easier-to-clean system. Now he earns extra income by selling the cages to other small-animal farmers.

    John Melau-Laizer discovered that the farming techniques he learned from his father were perfectly suited to the practise of permaculture. He now manages an organic farm near Arusha in Tanzania. The earnings from the crops and animals keep a dozen orphans in food, and in school.

    There is more information about rabbit farming and how to build good cages in the Script of the Week. Check out that section below.

    Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle and care for them, and pretty soon you
    have a dozen.

    Have a good week!

    -the Farm Radio Weekly team