Hello to all!

    | March 1, 2010

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    After celebrating our 100th edition last week with some of your (and our) favourite news stories, we return to a regular edition featuring some noteworthy current events. We also welcome the following new subscribers to this edition, and to the Farm Radio Weekly community: Ulrich Vidjingninou, from the NGO APRETECTRA in Benin; Lyman Ad, from Samaritan Touch Multimedia Ltd. in Nigeria; Fall Madior, from the USAID Wula Nafaa project in Senegal; Virginia Jekanyika, from Dicomm in Zimbabwe; Anthony Appiah, from the Fisheries Commission, and John Imoro Amoro, from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, both in Ghana; Moses Opondo, from Pambazuka News, and John Nene, from Pamoja FM, both in Kenya; and Jean Armand Bokally Dande, from the Cameroonian Association of Agricultural Journalists, Richard Ndi Tamnjong, from Donga Mantung Community Radio, and Austin Ngenge, from SEYDEV, all in Cameroon.

    Our first news story of the week comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where some innovative rural residents have discovered a type of livestock that is easy to raise and difficult to steal. You may be surprised to learn the animal they are rearing for meat and income! Our second news story reports on the continuing process of land registration in Rwanda. You’ll learn how this process is resolving disputes among neighbours, though some criticize the process.

    Read on to find out what’s happening at the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s General Conference in April, and how you can be entered in a draw for a Flip camcorder just by registering for free courses at News University. Finally, check out the Farm Radio Action section. We present the results of our survey about the online social networking community that we are working on.

    Happy reading!

    -The Farm Radio Weekly Team