Narratives are short radio scripts where one individual conveys the important information. Many of our older scripts were written in this format. These scripts still contain relevant and useful information.

Use narratives to learn more about the topic, to prepare radio spots, interview questions, intros and extros. You could also read the information aloud on air, but it would be more useful if used as part of an interview with someone on the topic.

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  • Land issues
  • Livestock and beekeeping
  • Marketing and market information
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  • Nutrition
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  • Social issues
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  • Water management

Glossary of key terms associated with COVID-19

Since early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world, including sub-Saharan Africa. As with other health issues, when referring to COVID-19, specific terms are required. These terms have specific definitions. Rural broadcasters and their audiences need a common understanding of these words so that everyone can fully grasp how the virus works and…

Join the campaign. Become a Voice for Family Farmers

  In this resource pack, we are doing something a bit different. We have launched a radio campaign to celebrate the UN Decade of Family Farming and we are inviting you to join—and become a Voice for Family Farmers. In this pack, you will find all the resources you need to get started, and in…

UNDFF radio campaign

These resources will help you join the radio campaign promoting the UN Decade of Family Farming. This campaign is a collaboration with YenKasa Africa and FAO.

Handling animal manure

NARRATOR: If you keep livestock or poultry, we have some hints for you. Here’s Barbara Peacock. PEACOCK: Today, I’d like to talk about using animal manure and urine as fertilizer for crops. We all know that animal manure is good fertilizer. It improves the soil by adding organic matter and essential nutrients for good plant…

Care of a newborn calf and its mother

PEACOCK: Today, I have some hints for anyone who has one or more cows and wants them to produce strong healthy calves that don’t get sick easily. To begin with, to have a healthy newborn calf, the calf’s mother must be healthy while the calf is growing inside her. To be healthy, she must have…

Prevent blindness with vitamin A

Save and edit this resource as a Word document. HOST:                                                If your children are having trouble seeing, you probably want to put something special over their eyes—a pair of eyeglasses. But for a common kind of vision problem, the kind that starts when a child has trouble seeing in dim light, you should put…

Growing a dry-season sorghum called muskuwaari can reduce hunger in the dry season

Signature tune HOST:                                    Good morning, dear listeners.Today, we will hear how farmers who grow a kind of dry-season sorghum have succeeded in closing the hunger gap despite a very dry climate. These farmers live in the Far North of Cameroon where the dry season lasts eight or nine months. It’s very difficult to grow…

Farmers Try to Beat a Virulent Disease

VUMIRIA COLLINS: Good morning, sir. My name is Vumiria Collins and I work with Radio West in Mbarara, Uganda. I am here at the office of the district Agricultural Officer of Mbarara district to get information about practices that farmers are being encouraged to use in the wake of the deadly banana wilt disease that…

The Grim Fate of Farm Labourers in the Western Cape, South Africa

NARRATOR: Good morning (afternoon, evening), and welcome to the program. Today we focus on farmworker’s rights. In some countries, farmworkers’ rights are protected by law; in others, they are not. But everywhere, there are stories of farmworkers being mistreated and deprived of their human rights. Today we will hear from three South African farmworkers. FELICITY…

New Technique Reduces Work Needed to Thin Millet

HOST: Here is a clever new tip for all farmers worried about the availability of labour for thinning millet: When you sow millet seeds with a 30-hole plate, add some millet bran to the seeds. When you add millet bran, fewer millet plants will germinate, and your millet crop will not need as much thinning.…