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Farm Radio International scripts now available in Swahili and Hausa!

Farm Radio International has for a long time wished to provide scripts in languages other than English and French. We are now pleased to announce that some of our most popular scripts are available in Swahili and Hausa!

Using feedback from broadcasters, and focusing on scripts that were particularly relevant to the regions where each language is spoken, we chose fifteen scripts to be translated into each language. Some scripts are available in both Hausa and Swahili. Others are only available in one of the languages, depending on content and regional relevance.

For example, you can now read script 86.1 Local water committee helps villagers, but especially women and children

in Swahili: 86.1 Kamati za maji zinasaidia wanavijiji, hususan wanawake na watoto;

and in Hausa: 86.1 Kwamitin ruwa na gida na taimaka wa yan kyauye, samma ma mata da yara.

Visit these links to view and download all the translated scripts:
http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/languages.asp

We would love to hear your response to these scripts. If the languages are relevant to your broadcast area, are you more likely to use them on-air now? Will it be easier for you to use the scripts to create your own programs? Which other languages would you like to see? Please send any comments, questions or examples of how you use these new translations to: farmradioweekly@farmradio.org

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