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Scriptwriting winners to participate in climate change seminar

There is more good news for the first and second place winners of the Farm Radio International-CTA scriptwriting competition: “African Farmers’ Strategies for Coping with Climate Change.” The top two winners have been invited to participate in an international seminar on climate change and agriculture.

The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will bring together 200 participants from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, for the seminar: “Implications of Global Climate Change for Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in ACP countries.” There, our script winners will be able to contribute their expertise on questions such as: What impact does climate change have on production systems? What integrated solutions are being put forward and are they effective? What information and communication strategies are appropriate and how can they best be implemented?

Jean-Paul Ntezimana from Radio Salus in Rwanda won first place in the scriptwriting competition for his script “Rainfall retention protects soil.” Gladson Makowa from The Story Workshop in Malawi took second place for “Effect of manure in crops during erratic rain season.” You can learn more about the seminar that Mr. Ntezimana and Mr. Makowa have been invited to attend at: http://ctaseminar2008.cta.int/about.html.
Scripts by all 15 of the scriptwriting competition winners will be sent to Farm Radio partners in August and posted online as part of the next script package!

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