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Here is our latest monthly theme pack of FRI resources, this month about environmental issues. This theme pack covers all kinds of environmental issues—deforestation, desertification, water conservation, renewable energy, wildlife conservation—with the exception of climate change.

The June theme pack includes 15 scripts from Resource Packs and 15 Farmer stories from Barza Wire.

Rebuilding the land I – restoring forest landscapes
Rebuilding the land II – plugging the soil leaks
Farmers in Niger benefit from letting trees grow in their fields
Balancing the interests of wildlife and rural communities: Lessons from Buabeng-Fiema monkey sanctuary in Ghana
Forest communities generate income while conserving their environment
Butterfly farming generates income for rural community and protects the forest
Paying farmers for environmental services
SolarAid’s micro solar project in rural Tanzania: Tremendous solar energy potential
New rice variety for Africa to save wetlands in Uganda
Rainwater From Large Rock Surfaces Can Be Used To Irrigate Crops: A New Technology From Kibaale District, Uganda
Local Experts Give Practical Advice to Care for the Environment
Deforestation and Health: A Woman’s Perspective
Livestock and the Natural Environment
Growing Coffee with Shade Trees: A Conversation
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Radio Spots

Barza Wire stories
Nigeria: Government support needed for farmers to fight desertification, experts say (IRIN)
Zimbabwe: Solar-powered irrigation keeps harvests high during drought (Trust)
Côte d’Ivoire: Chocolate companies contribute to deforestation by buying cocoa from protected areas (Jeune Afrique, RFI, and The Guardian)
Uganda: Women’s groups promote rainwater harvesting for farming and sanitation (The Monitor)
Tanzania: Students encouraged to plant trees to prevent desertification
Cameroon: Eco-friendly charcoal to reduce deforestation (InfoCongo)
Congo-Brazzaville: Deforestation increasing as rural communities abandon farming
Kenya: Efficient cookstoves save trees and chickens (Trust)
Tanzania: Coffee farmers turn to organic practices to benefit environment (Daily News)
DRC: Acacias changing lives (UNDP)
East Africa: East African farmers rewarded for letting grass grow under their feet (Guardian)
Kenya: Maasai women lead solar revolution (Trust)
Cote d’Ivoire: Saving West Africa’s last intact tropical rainforest through ecotourism (IPS)
South Sudan: Livestock outnumber people and the environment suffers (IPS)
Cameroon: Women earn income from forest foods without deforestation (Alertnet)

The following resources are available in Swahili:
Jumuiya zinazoishi karibu na misitu zinajipatia kipato huku zikitunza mazingira
Tanzania: Wanafunzi wanapanda miti zaidi kuepusha jangwa

The following resources are available in Hausa:
Manomar Niger na cin moriyan barin bishiyoyi su tsira akan filayen su
Unguwanin gandun daji na samun kudin shiga a yayin da suke kare mahalin su

We hope that this kind of “one-stop shop” on selected topics is useful, and that you can use the resources in this month’s theme pack to make effective programming on environmental issues.

Please use and enjoy these resources. Let us know if they’re useful—and exactly how you use them!