Here is our theme pack for March, this time about forests, water, and nature-based solutions. Nature-based solutions are defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.”
This pack has 12 elements, including two backgrounders, six interview scripts, and four Barza Wire stories. One resource is available in Swahili, and another in Hausa and Zarma.
Backgrounders and issue packs
- Deforestation in Mali: Dangerous practices obstruct reforestation
- The cashew tree: A defense against bush fires
- Bushbabies are meat, too: Farmers in Malawi use indigenous plants to manage pests and livestock diseases
- Preserving wild food plants ensures a better future for all
- Water-efficient gardens: Water is life.
- Farmer strategies for adapting to climate change in Niger(Also available inHausaandZarma)
Barza Wire stories
- Uganda: Farmers dig ponds to store irrigation water for dry periods
- Kenya: Trees help farmers restore soil fertility and increase crop production
- Congo-Brazzaville: Seeking alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture in the Mayombe forest
- Tanzania: Communities conserve trees and forests by planting indigenous species
The following resource is available in Swahili: