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Climate change and its impact on agriculture in Mozambique

March 15, 2022

HOST: Good morning (afternoon, evening) listeners. Today, our show includes a conversation about the impact of climate change on agriculture in Mozambique. First, we speak with Mrs. Esperança Baptista, a climate change expert working in the Ministry of Agriculture, and with Mr. Nelson Chaúque. Mr. Chaúque is an expert on agriculture and climate change working…

Incorporating agroforestry and conservation agriculture in soybean production

February 9, 2022

FADE IN Program SIGNATURE TUNE, FADE OUT FILIUS CHALO JERE: Welcome to Farming is a Business. I am your host, Filius Chalo Jere, and today I bring you information about how farmers can grow soybean using conservation farming methods and agroforestry. These practices can mitigate climate change, which has caused a very sharp rise in…

Climate change

December 22, 2021

Here is our theme pack of FRI resources for December, this time about climate change. This month’s theme pack includes eight items from our Resource Packs, including three backgrounders, three interview scripts, one set of radio spots, and one other type of resource. It also includes 10 Barza Wire Farmer stories. One resource is available…

System of Rice Intensification, including marketing and the impact of climate change

September 6, 2021

Introduction   Rice is a cereal that originated in Asia and grows in all humid and sunny regions of Africa. Rice grows in water and produces a panicle * containing 100 to 200 grains. Rice is sown, then transplanted when it is 20 to 30 cm high. Rice is rich in starch, vitamins, minerals, and…

Improving resilience to changes in the climate for farmers

August 5, 2021

Spot #1: Rainwater harvesting   NARRATOR: How can water from the rains be harvested so that farmers can use it during a dry spell? Here are three major ways. ONE: Identify slopes on the farm and dig trenches along the slope to direct rainwater into a constructed reservoir or dugout. TWO: Create dugouts on the…

Good practices in production and post-harvest management. Adapting to and mitigating climate change in conventional soybean production in Togo

July 23, 2021

Introduction   The cultivation of soybeans was introduced in Togo in the 1980s, with the aim of providing a dietary supplement in protein and reducing malnutrition. But it was only in 2010 that Togolese producers adopted the crop. Since then, soybean production has grown significantly, and Togo is a leader in conventional soybean production (soybeans…

Effects of climate change and animal disease on dairy farming in Zambia

July 14, 2021

HOST: In today’s program, we discuss the effects of climate change and animal diseases on small-scale dairy farmers. How have dairy farmers been affected by climate change? What is being done to mitigate or adapt to the impacts of climate change? And what type of animal diseases are prevalent and what is being done to…

Sorghum and millet

July 1, 2021

Here is our theme pack of FRI resources for June, which includes backgrounders, interview scripts, and Farmer stories on sorghum and millet. This month’s theme pack contains nine items from our Resource Packs: one backgrounder and eight interview scripts. It also includes two Farmer stories. Backgrounder Sorghum production Interview scripts Farmers in Ethiopia tend sorghum…

Farmer strategies for adapting to climate change in Ethiopia

October 2, 2020

HOST 1: Good morning, listeners HOST 2: Yes, good morning, everyone. You have all heard of climate change, right? HOST 1: (LAUGHTER) Of course they have! The changing climate is an everyday reality for farmers in Ethiopia. They see unpredictable rainy seasons, long dry seasons, and extreme weather like floods and droughts much more often….

Climate-smart agriculture

February 7, 2020

These resources all highlight practices that help farmers adapt to climate change, and a good proportion focus on agroforestry, one category of climate-smart farming practice. Backgrounders and issue packs How farmers can adapt to a changing climate Issue Pack: Awareness of climate change Interviews Water-efficient gardens: Water is life. Farmers use agroforestry practices to heal…