FRW 159 – Cookstoves save lives and forests

    | June 13, 2011

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    Continuing our series on energy, this week we focus on improved cookstoves. In stories from Sudan and Uganda, we hear how two different types of fuel-efficient stoves benefit families as well as forests. In a follow-up to last week’s stories on solar power, we are proud to announce that the new Farm Radio International office in Arusha, Tanzania has recently installed solar panels. It is now powered by the sun!

    Our third story is from Burkina Faso. Livestock keepers are not happy that gold has been found on their land. Their animals fall in the holes dug by miners and often die.

    Thank you to everyone who suggested and voted for names for our new online community. Read the result below! We are currently working hard to get the site up and running. Watch this space for further announcements!

    -The Farm Radio Weekly team