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Winning scripts are in the mail

For months, we’ve been telling you about the Farm Radio International-CTA scriptwriting competition: “African Farmers’ Strategies for Coping with Climate Change.” Soon, our partners will receive the 15 winning scripts in the mail, and everyone will have access to them online, as Farm Radio International script package 84.

Each script was written by an African broadcaster with the input of local people, especially farmers, and highlights a different African innovation for coping with the effects of climate change. The scripts offer advice on how to retain moisture in soil and prevent deforestation, good seed and fertilizer choices in the face of drought, and managing the changing threats to livestock.

You won’t want to miss these scripts written by Farm Radio Weekly subscribers:
-“Fissel farmers don’t pick up straw after harvesting, a method that protects land from heat,” by Mariama Sy Coulibaly from Afia FM in Senegal
-“Mangoes to the rescue: A local response to climate change,” by Kwabena Agyei from Classic FM in Ghana
-“New rice variety for Africa to save wetlands in Uganda,” by Joshua Kyalimpa from Opsett Media/African Farm Radio Bureau in Uganda

There are also five winning scripts from organizations where there is at least one FRW subscriber:
-“Rainfall retention protects soil,” by Jean-Paul Ntezimana from Radio Salus in Rwanda
-“Manure the magic worker,” by Gladson Makowa from The Story Workshop in Malawi -“Endangered raffia palm groves (Raphiales): An environmental threat, a danger for the culture and the economy of the Grassfields,” by Frederic Takang from Abakwa FM in Cameroon
 -“Sekedo, a drought resistant sorghum for Karamoja,” by Pius Sawa Murefu from Radio Sapientia in Uganda
-“Drip irrigation,” by Dominic Mutua from Radio Mangelete in Kenya

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    […] Winning scripts are in the mail… a danger for the culture and the economy of the Grassfields,” by Frederic Takang from Abakwa FM in Cameroon -“Sekedo, a drought resistant sorghum for Karamoja,” by Pius Sawa Murefu from Radio Sapientia in Uganda … […]

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