Notes to broadcasters
This radio program was produced by El Zamorano, an agricultural training institute in Honduras, after a hurricane called Mitch devastated large parts of Central America in 1998. (See contact information for El Zamorano at end of script).
The script discusses the management of watersheds. One of the most important ways to reduce the impact of natural disasters, such as droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons, is through appropriate watershed management. This is true in all parts of the world – in drylands, humid areas, mountains and flat lands. Watershed protection can mean the difference between survival and catastrophe. Please adapt this program to best suit your audience. To develop further programming about watershed management, contact local organizations that are working with communities to protect watersheds.
Abel: It is a good thing, to create a water council.
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- This script is adapted from a program in the series “New Sunrise,” produced by El Zamorano’s Communications Centre, with support from Project Procuencas and the assistance of the Honduras-Canada Fund for the Environment.
- El Zamorano is a Pan American institution for higher education that trains professionals in careers related to agriculture. El Zamorano promotes the development of rural communities through educational activities, technical support and training. Procuencas is a rural development project operated by El Zamorano. You can contact El Zamorano at: PO Box 93, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tel: (504) 776-6140. URL: http://www.zamorano.edu/
- Translated from Spanish by Maria Rodriguez, Ottawa, Canada.