Here is our theme pack of FRI resources for May, this time all about methods for storing food and extending its shelf-life. The resources talk about ways to preserve both grains and fresh fruit and vegetables. Because of COVID-19, there are lockdowns or restricted access to livestock and food markets across Africa. These restrictions can make it difficult for farmers and vendors to earn income to afford food, and for consumers to access fresh foods. Thus, it’s especially critical for families to use effective methods to store food in order to ensure good nutrition and health.
This month’s theme pack includes six items from our Resource Packs, including three interview scripts, one two-host script, and two dramas. It also includes six Barza Wire Farmer stories. Two resources are available in Swahili.
Barza Wire stories
- Malawi: Farmers use airtight storage bags to prevent losses and avoid chemicals
- Zimbabwe: Farmers use wood ash to protect stored maize from pests
- Ghana: Warehouse keeps maize dry and profits high
- Kenya: Solar dryer increases income and decreases post-harvest losses
- Burundi: Farmer finds new technique for preserving tomatoes
- Ghana: Farmers adopt eco-friendly, zero-energy vegetable storage technique
The following resources are available in Swahili:
Mwongozo juu ya namna ya kuendesha mahojiano
Mwongozo juu ya namna ya kuandaa Maigizo