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All about manure: Audio version of award-winning scripts to be produced and distributed

In October 2007, Farm Radio International, in collaboration with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), launched “African Farmers’ Strategies for Coping with Climate Change,” a radio scriptwriting competition for African radio organizations. Contestants were invited to submit radio scripts on themes related to local adaptation to climate change. Fifty-one entries were received from 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Fifteen winners were selected.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supporting the production and distribution of audio versions of two of the best scripts submitted to the competition. Farm Radio International is coordinating the production of these audio recordings, which will be provided to FAO for distribution to its network on World Food Day (October 16) 2008.

The two scripts selected for creating audio recordings were “Manure the magic worker”, written by Gladson Makowa of the Story Workshop in Malawi, and “Organic fertilizer within easy reach”, written by Adama Zongo of Radio Rurale in Burkina Faso. Congratulations to Gladson and Adama! And stay tuned for the release of their audio productions.

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