Sweet potatoes and sweet savings

    | March 31, 2014

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    Thank you for taking the time to read this issue of Farm Radio Weekly. In issue #283, there are stories frrom Zimbabwe on sweet potatoes, from Ghana on the benefits of co-operative savings schemes and from Liberia about an outbreak of Ebola.

    City dwellers in Zimbabwe are growing the food for their tables to counter rises in the price of bread and maize flour. They are turning to a popular rural staple − sweet potatoes!

    Dunwaa Soayare’s life changed for the better after she joined a local women’s savings group. By taking small loans, the widow is protecting herself and her family from crop failure and investing in the future.

    An outbreak of Ebola in Liberia is worrying local farmers. Many are thinking about abandoning their farmlands to protect their families.

    In our resource section, Farm Radio Weekly offers you a French-language guide on how to represent women in the media, and presents an interactive English-language guide to women’s rights across the globe.

    -the Farm Radio Weekly team