Radio spots

Radio spots are short radio pieces (usually 15-60 seconds) that clearly deliver a single message.

The written text can be translated and/or adapted to your local context, then recorded and broadcast during or between any program. Broadcast the same radio spot regularly so that listeners remember the message.

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  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Children and youth
  • Climate change
  • Crop production
  • Energy
  • Environment and climate change
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Hygiene and sanitation
  • Land issues
  • Livestock and beekeeping
  • Marketing and market information
  • Nature-based Solutions
  • Nutrition
  • Post-harvest activities
  • Social issues
  • Soil health
  • Trees and agroforestry
  • Water management

Radio spots on rice

              Spot #1: Site selection NARRATOR: What kind of sites are best for growing rice? Here’s three things to remember. One: Rice needs a clay loamy soil because rice is grown in water, and so the soil must retain water.  Two: The land must be both flat and not…

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

  Spot #1: Breaking the silence around gender-based violence   YADICKO: What’s going on here? Nana, has your husband been hitting you again? NANA: Yes, my friend. He always beats me. YADICKO: My God! What are you going to do? NANA: Do?! Don’t you know that marriage is sacred? A wife has to put up…

Agroecological agriculture in Tanzania

  Spot #1: Using agroecological farm inputs   NARRATOR: Farmers! To get high yields and enhance your farm’s environment at the same time, it’s important to know how to prepare farm inputs agroecologically. Here are five tips! First, get all the information possible on the farm inputs you need. Second, research all possible sources of…

Myths and misconceptions about sexual consent and contraceptives

Spot #1: When a woman says no, she means no!   NARRATOR: Why do women have to put up with violence from men who are desperate to satisfy their libido, even after they’ve said no? Pay attention! Without consent, sexual intercourse is rape. In Mali, rape is defined as sexual penetration of any kind, through…

Best agricultural practices for cassava, maize, rice, cocoa, and cowpea production in Nigeria and Ghana

  Spot #1: High quality inputs and good farming practices give good yields   NARRATOR: Farmers! To increase your crop yields, the most important thing you can do is buy and plant improved seeds and purchase high quality agricultural inputs such as fertilizer from a credible agrodealer. To complement high quality inputs, you should use…

Hygienic practices for baby care

Spot #1: Exclusive breastfeeding for newborn babies   NARRATOR: For the first six months after birth, the baby should be exclusively breastfed. The mother should breastfeed the baby day and night as needed. She should always ensure that her breast is clean before offering it to the baby. This can be done by washing the…

Sexual and reproductive health

  Spot #1: Available sexual and reproductive health services   SFX: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC HOLD UNDER BELOW PERSON 1: What kind of sexual and reproductive health services are available in Malawi? PERSON 2: We have many services. There is medical treatment if you are sick, plus testing, counselling, and treatment of STIs, including HIV. You can…

Radio spots on maize, part 2

Spot #1: Planning and budgeting   NARRATOR: What are the benefits of making a budget for a farmer? There are four kinds of benefits. First, budgeting helps you predict your expenses and income and create a spending plan for your farming season. Second, to receive a loan, you must show that you have a farm…

COVID-19 spots from your fellow broadcasters: Preventative measures, misinformation, vaccines, and the impacts of COVID-19

Spot 1: Be cautious with physical contact   SFX: FLOWING WATER. FATAE: How are you doing, Abebech? Wow! You are really putting hard work into the irrigation! ABEBECH: How are you, Fatae? Yes, I sure am. I haven’t seen you in a while. Come over and give me a kiss. FATAE: Did you forget? They…

COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine promotion, public health measures, and gender equality and inclusion

Spot 1: Wear a mask and wear it properly   NARRATOR: The COVID-19 pandemic has been exhausting—and it’s not over yet. But don’t give up! We need to continue to be strong for each other, and to protect our friends, family, and community. So even if you are fully vaccinated, continue to wear a mask…