Climate change is often presented in the media as a horror story, a disaster waiting to happen. It’s true that most scientists agree that, even if the nations of the world manage to strongly cut emissions of greenhouse gases, the global climate is still going to change, in many ways for the worse. And small-scale African farmers are among those who will be most affected by these changes, both because they are dependent on the weather and because they are often poor.
This package features six scripts on livestock health, a central and vital issue for smallholder farmers in Africa. Livestock disease outbreaks can wipe out household animals, family savings, and mean the difference between food security and hunger. Also in this package are three rice scripts, one script on climate change adaptation, and one on the natural environment.
Sometimes wildlife damage farms and destroy crops. In other cases, farming activities, including clearing forests for farming, harm wildlife and destroy their habitat. How can rural communities and wildlife co-exist? Villagers must grow food and make an income. People need to farm, but no-one wants to unnecessarily harm wildlife. What is the answer? How can wild species and human populations live harmoniously side by side?
Water is an important and basic requirement for human survival, and is usually regarded as “life.” However, availability and safety of water are two important factors for a good life. Access to clean water is crucial, especially these days when we are facing the effects of climate change.
For a good rice harvest, healthy seed is essential. Unripe grains or grains that have been damaged by insects are lighter in weight than healthy grains so they can be removed if you float them in water before sowing. Grains with black or brown spots are also unhealthy but these grains are not necessarily lighter so they can’t be removed by the floating method.
Farm Radio International is a Canadian-based, not-for-profit organization working in direct partnership with approximately 600 radio broadcasters in 38 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity.
Farm Radio International is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that works in direct partnership with more than 500 radio partners across 38 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. Our materials are also available electronically to broadcasters and to rural development organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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