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Farm Radio Weekly is a news and information service for rural radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is published by Farm Radio International.

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Catch rain from your roof

Many rural people find it difficult to access water for drinking, washing or irrigating. This situation is likely to become more serious in many parts of Africa because of the rising temperatures associated with the changing climate.

This week’s story from Burundi talks about capturing rainwater. Rainwater harvesting is one response to the problem of difficult access to water. This script discusses some of the factors that should be considered when planning a rainwater catchment system that collects water from either sloped and flat rooftops. This information will be of special interest to women who walk a long way to fetch water for the household.


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