Welcome to all!

    | May 25, 2009

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    We are pleased to welcome all of our readers to this week’s edition, and especially our newest subscriber, Maude Gwadabe, from Freedom Radio Kano in Nigeria.

    This week’s news stories look at some innovative approaches to age-old agricultural issues: soil fertility and soil and water management. Our first story, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, visits women at a military camp who found a good fertilizer on their ceilings. Our second story takes us to Malawi, where farmers are learning about a grass that maintains healthy soil and water levels in their fields.

    Our Farm Radio Action section features a special contribution from Farm Radio International broadcast partner FADECO FM. We learn how this station engaged the community to commemorate International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day. If your organization has created a special program or marked a significant day, we invite you to share it with the FRW community. Please visit the FRW website (http://weekly.farmradio.org/) to post a comment or e-mail FRW Editor Heather Miller at hmiller@farmradio.org for details.

    Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section and Radio Resource Bank for some exciting opportunities for journalists. And you won’t want to miss our Script of the Week section for the continuing story of a young Maasai couple planning for the arrival of their first child.

    Happy reading!

    -The Farm Radio Weekly Team