Solar power brightens lives

    | June 6, 2011

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    Over the next few weeks, we will run a series of stories on energy. Energy for cooking, lighting and powering small businesses can be hard to come by in rural areas. Only 2% of Africans have access to national electricity networks, and the majority of rural households still depend on natural resources such as firewood or charcoal for cooking. This week we present two stories about how solar energy has transformed lives.

    Our third story brings news from a meeting in Uganda, where farmers’ groups voiced their concerns about the use of genetically modified seeds.

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    -The Farm Radio Weekly team