Making traditional mustard in Moba country, Togo

| February 29, 2016

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This week’s story from Burkina Faso shows how women are improving their livelihoods by adding value to tomatoes. Our script of the week addresses a similar issue, showing how farmers can harness traditional knowledge to make quality processed foods which not only have healing powers, but bring in a good income.

In Togo and elsewhere, traditional mustards (along with other traditional foods) are becoming more popular these days, and there are good economic opportunities to make, sell, and even export these foods.

Women’s groups, other organizations, and individuals working together can take advantage of these kinds of ventures. Broadcasters can popularize traditional foods by researching which foods are being made in their communities, and interviewing the people who are operating the small businesses that produce and market these foods.