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Nature-based Solutions

April 27, 2023

Definition of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Nature-based Solutions can be defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural and modified ecosystems in ways that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits,” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). NbS targets major challenges such as…

Agroecological agriculture: What’s it all about?

January 5, 2023

Here is our theme pack for January, this time about agroecological agriculture. Agroecological agriculture is the application of ecological principles to the management of agricultural and food systems, and integrates social, biological, and agricultural science with traditional knowledge. Agroecological approaches to farming often use practices such as crop rotation and intercropping, and use biological solutions…

How farmers can adapt to climate change in Burkina Faso

December 2, 2022

SFX: Signature tune HOST 1: Hello and welcome to your farming program. Today, we will talk about climate change, which is affecting and will continue to affect the livelihoods of people in Burkina Faso. Then, we will analyze the main recommended adaptation strategies for farmers. HOST 2: Yes, a German organization called the Potsdam Institute…

Farmer strategies for adapting to climate change in Niger

December 2, 2022

HOST 1: Good morning, listeners. HOST 2: Good morning, everyone. Today we are going to talk about the changing weather, about climate change. HOST 1: That’s right. And one of the safest predictions we can make about climate change is that, by now, every African farmer is familiar with the idea! HOST 2: (LAUGHTER) Yes,…

Agroecological agriculture in Tanzania

October 26, 2022

  Spot #1: Using agroecological farm inputs   NARRATOR: Farmers! To get high yields and enhance your farm’s environment at the same time, it’s important to know how to prepare farm inputs agroecologically. Here are five tips! First, get all the information possible on the farm inputs you need. Second, research all possible sources of…

Cattle, chickens, and goats

September 12, 2022

Here is our theme pack of FRI resources for September, this time about three key types of domestic livestock. This theme pack includes eight items from our Resource Packs: five interview scripts, two backgrounders, and one issue pack. It also includes six Barza Wire Farmer stories, and a few translations in Amharic, Hausa, and Swahili….

Domesticating forest fruits to increase farmers’ income

July 8, 2022

HOST: Hello, dear listeners, and welcome to our program. Today with our guests, we will talk about how domestication has improved the food and nutritional aspects of the fruit called Gola or jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana), which can significantly improve the finances of farmers. We speak first with Mr. Diatta Marone, Director of the National Forestry…

Benefits of crop companion planting and mutualism

June 3, 2022

Introduction    Why is this subject important to listeners? Because small-scale farmers should know: How growing certain crops together (mixed cropping) can increase their yields. Which crops that can be grown together without interfering with each other’s growth and maturity, for example maize and legume crops. There is also a mutualism between maize and legumes…

Deforestation in Mali: Dangerous practices obstruct reforestation

May 12, 2022

HOST: Hello, dear listeners, welcome to our program. Today with our guests, we will talk about the obstacles and the challenges to reforestation. We will also talk about the impact of climate change and the measures taken by the women and men who struggle every day to find solutions to the obstacles to reforestation in…

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…