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From Theme packs 2019


The theme pack includes five items from our Resource Packs: one backgrounder, three interview scripts, and one five-part drama. Three Resource Pack items are available in Swahili. The theme pack also includes nine Barza Wire stories, two of which are available in Swahili.


Backgrounder on growing common bean


Managing diseases and pests in common beans

Kenyan farmer switches from wheat to beans: Better yields with new bean varieties

Protect stored beans from weevils


Barza Wire stories

The following resources are available in Swahili:


Nakala juu ya kilimo cha maharage


Wakulima nchini Kenya wahamia kilimo cha Maharage kutoka kilimo cha Ngano: Aina Mpya ya maharage inamavuno mazuri


Barza Wire stories

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 beans.

This work was created with the support of AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, as part of the project, “Integrated project to increase income and improve food security and livelihood among smallholder farmers in the Western Tanzania/ Kagera region.” The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of AGRA or any other organization.