Four of the best: A review of FRW stories from 2013

    | December 15, 2013

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    The Farm Radio Weekly team wishes you a very warm welcome to this year’s final issue, #272!

    Before we take a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays, FRW is taking a look back over the year and revisiting four of our favourite stories written by our own correspondents.

    The first of these is Collecting rainwater eases water problems (#247, May 2013). It tells the story of why and how Burundian farmer Immaculate Mukahigiro set up a system to harvest rainwater.

    From Burkina Faso, Mothers learn to feed their children better by growing their own vegetables (#242, April 2013) investigates how, by growing vegetables at home, mothers can ensure that they and their young children get enough of the right nutrients in their diets.

    By growing the right crop, and finding the right buyer, Marie Pouta from Congo-Brazzaville makes a good profit. Read more in Sweet potatoes spell sweet success for farmer (#239, March 2013)

    Storing crops can prove a headache for farmers. Farmer uses tobacco leaves and chili peppers as pesticides (#256, August 2013) describes how Cameroonian farmers are protecting their valuable harvests without shop-bought chemicals.

    Farm Radio Weekly will return to your inboxes on January 6, 2014, with new stories and resources for your enjoyment. In the meantime, we wish you a very happy and peaceful time.

    – the Farm Radio Weekly Team