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Benefits of intercropping, cover crops, and agroforestry

December 19, 2023

FILIUS JERE:                                  Climate change is a very big concern for many people today. Many things, but primarily human activities, cause climate change. However, in a nutshell, people’s reckless handling of the environment is mostly to blame. The use of fossil fuels and deforestation are two of the major causes of climate change, and the impacts…

New farming techniques bring hope for food security in Batoka, Zambia

November 21, 2023

Alice Lungu:  Batoka is a small town in the southern province of Zambia. It has already experienced adverse effects from climate change, including a huge decrease in agricultural productivity, an increase in deaths of livestock resulting from loss of feed, dried-up rivers and other water bodies, and flooding. The government of Zambia and its partners…

Livestock health

November 6, 2023

Here is our theme pack for November, this time all about livestock health. Many rural farmers have poor or even no access to veterinary services and medicines, and may be unaware of the value of preventative health care. Use these resources to learn and promote animal health and the services offered by veterinary paraprofessionals.Veterinary paraprofessionals help farmers…

Preventive livestock healthcare and veterinary paraprofessionals

October 16, 2023

Introduction In many countries across sub-Saharan Africa, it can be difficult for farmers to access animal health services. The overall number of veterinarians remains low, and they are more likely to be located in urban areas. Unfortunately, there are also many untrained persons or “quacks” offering services and many illegal veterinary drugs available on the…

Questions about veterinary paraprofessionals

October 11, 2023

Suggested questions for private sector veterinary paraprofessionals Please introduce yourself and explain what you do in your work as a VPP. Please tell us about the type of farming communities you typically engage with. Please tell us about the range of services you provide to both women and men farmers. What aspects of your work…

Veterinary paraprofessionals and animal health

October 3, 2023

Spot #1: Why is preventive livestock care so important? SFX: CHICKENS CLUCKING, WINGS BEATING. UNDER VOICES.   FATIMA: (CALLING) Who’s there? Oh, it’s you, Hajara. My VPP of life! I can’t thank you enough for your help last month.  HAJARA: (CHEERFUL) Sannu (hello). Good morning, Ms. Fatima. I hope all is well. I’m here to see…

Organic fertilizers

September 10, 2023

Organic fertilizers Read FRI’s radio resources on organic ways to fertilize your soils Dear broadcasting partners, Here is our theme pack for September, this time all about organic fertilizers. This pack has eight elements, including two backgrounders, one interview script, one drama, and four Barza Wire stories. Backgrounders Organic fertilizers Soil health Interviews Compost: A…

Rice

September 8, 2023

              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…

What the new rules for animal health technicians in South Africa mean for AHTs and farmers

September 8, 2023

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC UP, THEN FADE OUT HOST:                                                Hello and welcome to today’s program, discussing the new rules governing the work of animal health technicians in South Africa, also referred to as para-veterinarians. In this radio script, we will hear from five resource persons who explain how the recent rule changes are expected to affect…

Seeds

August 14, 2023

Here is our theme pack for August, this time featuring resources about seeds. The majority of human food starts as seeds, especially the seeds of cereal crops, legumes, nuts, vegetables, and fruit. Planting materials such as cuttings are also included in the broad definition of “seed,” as they are used to propagate varieties of many…