Indigenous vegetables and sugarcane!

    | November 21, 2011

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    In recent years, indigenous crops like amaranth have seen a rise in popularity. Sugarcane researchers in Kenya have found that when farmers plant indigenous vegetables alongside sugarcane, they can benefit from a harvest of vegetables before the sugarcane grows tall and leafy. The sugarcane also benefits from improved soil health!

    Many people in Africa now own mobile phones. In rural areas, they are a boon for farmers who can access services to check market prices or weather forecasts. In our second story this week, we hear how a women’s co-operative in Zimbabwe benefits from a mobile phone banking service.

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    -The Farm Radio Weekly team