Nutritious crops


Theme pack

Here is our theme pack for May, this time all about nutritious crops.

This pack has 12 elements, including one backgrounder, four interview scripts, one drama, one set of spots, and five Barza Wire stories. Two resources are available in Swahili.



Backgrounder on nutrition


Health benefits of sorghum, the forgotten cereal

African traditional vegetables back on the table

Nutritious foods are important for all babies, rich or poor

Delicious cassava recipes improve family nutrition


Beyond maize, rice and other staples: Eating one food every day won’t make you healthy


Good nutrition for the whole family: Radio spots

Barza Wire stories

Burkina Faso: Household heads plant fruit trees to improve youth diets

Tanzania: Farmers learn about local vegetables and nutrition on the radio

Ethiopia: Farmers grow faba beans to boost family nutrition and health

Burkina Faso: School garden improves students’ nutrition and school performance

Malawi: Farmers boost nutrition and profit by processing soy into milk, yoghurt, and tofu


The following resources are available in Swahili:

Mboga za majani za asili za kiafrika kutumiwa tena mezani.

Mapishi bora ya mihogo yaboresha afya ya familia


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 nutritious crops.