FRW 162 – Rinderpest eradicated

    | July 4, 2011

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    Livestock keepers have one fewer disease to fear. This week the UN Food and Agriculture Organization declared that rinderpest has been eradicated.

    In farmer news, we hear how farmers in Madagascar are benefitting from a network of village banks.

    Women in Rwanda have started to take on roles usually performed by men. This story tells how women have become successful fishers.

    Don’t forget to check the resource and events sections. This week we are looking for your opinions on the use of videos for farmer-to-farmer learning. We also bring news of a scholarship opportunity.

    -The Farm Radio Weekly team.