Welcome to Farm Radio Resource Pack 105! The Pack contains a wide range of topics, designed to appeal to broadcasters in many parts of Africa.
Three of the Pack items focus on aspects of the cowpea and chicken value chains. We also include items on how to raise quail, using conservation agriculture and agroforestry practices to address climate change, and on standards for growing and harvesting cassava. Two additional scripts talk about growing common beans.
Pack #105 contains three backgrounders and three broadcaster how-to documents.
Two backgrounders provide key information about soil: on soil fertility and soil erosion. Our third backgrounder outlines the key information about growing common beans.
The first BH2 is entitled, How to plan and produce effective emergency response programming for farmers. The second is all about being an effective host of a regular farmer program. Our third BH2 describes how to organize a community event which originated in West Africa and is called jeu public or public game.
- Cowpea post-harvest activities
- Friendship and farming: Intercropping cowpea with cereals
- Raising quail: An easy and profitable business for farmers in Cameroon
- External parasites of chickens: Impact and management
- Farmers cope with drought and climate change in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley
- Kenyan farmer switches from wheat to beans: Better yields with new bean varieties
- Managing diseases and pests in common beans
- Farmers grow old, but farming is constantly new: New standards for growing and harvesting cassava
- Backgrounder on soil fertility
- Backgrounder on soil erosion
- Backgrounder on growing common bean
- BH2 – How to plan and produce effective emergency response programming for farmers
- BH2 – How to be an effective host of a farmer radio program
- BH2 – How to run ‘Public games’ (Jeu public)