Hello to all!

    | August 3, 2009

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    We extend a special welcome to our newest FRW subscribers: Christine Giordani, president of l’Association de solidarité internationale pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Le Choix, in Burnika Faso; Diarra Douada, Radio Banjo FM, in Mali, and Lévi Dembele, Espoir Africa, in Mali. We hope you enjoy this week’s issue and invite you to post your thoughts in the comments section of the FRW website: (http://weekly.farmradio.org/).

    This week’s top story visits a fishing community in Madagascar. A fishing competition is underway, but that’s just where the story starts.. The fishers are practicing newly-learned techniques for managing fish stocks to ensure the sustainability of their livelihoods. Our second story offers some tips on pumpkin growing, courtesy of a Ugandan co-operative that specializes in this crop. In our final story, we learn how a locust outbreak in Tanzania was controlled with a biological pesticide.

    Look to the Upcoming Events section for information on a major award for individuals or groups that demonstrate commitment and success in advancing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This week’s Rural Radio Resource connects you to a multitude of resources related to the MDGs.

    In the Farm Radio Action section, we welcome Farm Radio International’s broadcast partners. Are you wondering what the difference is between an FRW subscriber and a Farm Radio International broadcast partner? Visit this section for all the details. Finally, scroll down to the Script of the Week for another sneak preview of Farm Radio International’s latest script package on livestock health.

    Happy reading!

    -The Farm Radio Weekly Team