New OnLine Newsletter
Rural African Women's Food Fuel and Feed On Line Network
An Internet newsletter of practical suggestions for rural African women to
improve their lives. Written for rural women and those who support them
such as Peace Corp workers, Missionaries, NGOs, women in development groups,
African women are carrying the burden of rural development in Africa on
their backs. While we can do little to change the social structures that
burden African women, or modify African Society, we can help lighten their
burdens. There are new appropriate technologies, marketing outlets, and
support systems designed to help women. But how to get that information to
a woman in the bush.
This newsletter is designed to pull together caring women into RAWFFFOL
Sharing groups to create an information flow from those who have knowhow to
women who need it. You can be a conduit of such information by becoming a
RAWFFFOL Information Transfer Volunteer.
There is no cost. Just be willing to share yourself with African women
through a wide variety of channels from the Peace Corp to the mission of
We invite you and any African women or women of African descent to
participate in this network through RAWFFFOL by sharing ideas. We are
especially interested in how the Internet can support this mission.
I you are interested in sharing in developing this information conduit for
rural African women, please send an email to
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Sharing and caring,
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Volume 1, Number 1 October 1, 1996
Editor and Publisher, Dr. Carol Cross
RAWFFFOL is an internet newsletter focused on providing support and
information technology to African village rural women. RAWFFFOL is being
presented just like any printed magazine or newsletter. You can contribute
articles, ask questions and assist these hardworking women in providing
food for their families, fuel so they do not have to cut trees for firewood,
and livestock feed for their small herds. This newsletter is available at
no cost to you. This newsletter is for you if you are presently working with
programs to assist African rural women or are a woman in a village in Africa.
ISSUE # 1 Tentative articles scheduled
1. Reviving the YUM - How Cameroonian women used to work together and how
it can be redeveloped
2. Food drying systems for rainy weather - building food dryers from bamboo
and local materials
3. Giza sorghum for firewood production
4. Small scale production of kenaf in a cut and carry program
Send in your listing, questions and requests for the PREMIERE issue to be
published in October 1996.
*SPECIAL REQUEST - African women are needed as country coordinators for
this newsletter. If you are originally from an African country, please
contact Dr. Carol Cross at [log in to unmask] for more information.
Carol Cross, Ph.D. EcoAgroForestry Founder
Email: [log in to unmask] Phone & FAX: 501-367-8736.
2801 Olive, #35A, Suite 113, PO Box 5208, Pine Bluff, AR 71611.
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