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    | June 21, 2010

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    Our network of subscribers to Farm Radio Weekly continues to grow. This week we welcome: Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa, from Integrated Community Efforts for Development, in Uganda; Nadie Houdou, Gaston Bieyen, Francis Tébi and Maîmouna Aouba, all with FEPPASI, in Burkina Faso; Xavier Moampea, an independent farmer in Cameroun, and Benjamin Nama, from CREDO/RED Léo, in Burkina Faso.

    This week brings news that a major agricultural research organization will turn its attention to indigenous African rice. AfricaRice, the organization that developed NERICA, will now use its expertise to improve the popular red rice. In the Action section, you can read how a radio campaign in Ghana brought NERICA to the attention of many farmers.

    We have a story from Rwanda, where some farmers raise Friesian cows. The dietary needs of these animals provide an opportunity for other farmers to make money. But this means that in some instances it is becoming more profitable to grow fodder than food.

    The Resource section this week provides a link to a useful publication which explains how to make a podcast. And don’t forget to scroll down and look at the competition for journalists, with a closing date of July 9, 2010.

    Don’t forget that we welcome your contributions to Farm Radio Weekly. We’d be delighted to receive content from you, such as an article for News in Review, news about your organization, or any upcoming events in your region. Send your ideas to farmradioweekly@farmradio.org.

    Happy reading!

    -The Farm Radio Weekly Team