agriculture

English

L'autosuffisance alimentaire: un combat du quotidien

Vaincre la faim au Sénégal et en Afrique en général est une possibilité. Cependant il faut doper l’agriculture en favorisant l’accès aux terres par les populations.

Cela accompagne par le soutien des partenaires et une bonne communication favorisant la transmission des connaissances.

Mamadou Lamine Djiba, de Radio OxyJeunes, s'entretient avec différents intervenants afin de discuter de la question. 

«Ce segment fait partie d'une série radiophonique soulignant l’importance de la communication en tant qu’outil majeur de développement. Il a été produit grâce au soutien du Fonds global de l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires, et de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture.»

French

Étendre la communauté d'apprentissage. La radio rurale, l'apprentissage social et la productivité agricole au Ghana

«Ce rapport examine le rôle potentiel du partage des connaissances autochtones par le biais des stations de radio FM rurales dans l'agriculture ghanéenne. Pour identifier les effets de l'apprentissage social, nous examinons les tendances de la productivité des cultures et de leurs liens avec la participation à des programmes de radio, et nous comparons la force de ces liens avant et après l'émergence de la radio rurale.

Extending the Learning Community. Rural radio, social learning and farm productivity in Ghana

"This paper examines the potential role of indigenous knowledge sharing through rural FM radio stations in Ghanaian agriculture. To identify social learning effects, we examine crop productivity trends and their association with participation in radio programs, and compare the strength of these associations before and after the emergence of rural radio.

Mettre fin au travail des enfants dans le secteur agricole: Un cours en ligne gratuit de UNFAO

En collaboration avec l'Organisation internationale du travail (OIT), l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) a conçu un cours en ligne de 12 heures ayant pour objectif de sensibiliser et d'accroître les connaissances chez les acteurs du secteur agricole à propos de l'importance d'aborder le travail des enfants en agriculture, incluant les secteurs animaliers, forestiers, la pêche et l'aquaculture.

Joignez-vous à Radios Rurales Internationales pour une discussion en ligne sur l’agriculture et les changements climatiques

Du 22 février au 18 mars, Radios Rurales Internationales convie les radiodiffuseuses et les radiodiffuseurs africains à une grande discussion en ligne sur les thèmes de l’agriculture et des changements climatiques sur la plateforme de discussions Barza.

«La discussion en ligne permettra aux participant(e)s de :

Join Farm Radio International for an e-discussion on agriculture and climate change

From February 22 to March 18, Farm Radio International is inviting African radio broadcasters to participate in a four-week online discussion on agriculture and climate change on the Barza Discussions platform.

“The e-discussion will:

Conservation agriculture as one way of caring for soil

In Malawi, farmers from Mphonde Extension Planning Area (EPA), in the area of Traditional Authority Mphonde, Nkhotakota District, are using Conservation agriculture as one way of caring, protecting and bringing back fertility into the soil. They say it’s  a good thing that this method can bring fertility to the soil and that it can bring change to their lives since they depend on agribusiness.

Some of the farmers explain that, when they cover the soil with maize stalks and glasses, the soil holds water and keep moisture, a development that reduces the effects of climate change. After a while, maize stalks and glasses decompose and bring fertility to the soil. Since the farmers don’t make ridges, they reduce disturbances caused to the soil, which also destroys soil particles.

The expert interviewed explained that the soil has been used for quite long time and it has now become infertile. He encourages farmers to continue practicing Conservation agriculture every year. He says that in the five years to come, the fields should have transformed in terms of fertility. So there is a need for farmers to take good care of the soil.

A report from John Mpakani of Nkhotakota Community Radio 

Listen to the audio on AMARC's website.

The script of this recording is available on AMARC's website.

This audio recording is part of the international series "Stories from the soils" produced by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, in collaboration with the Office for Corporate Communication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Chichewa

Challenges faced by women to access information on climate change

“The program outlines the challenges faced by women when accessing information about climate change. Women from two different radio listening clubs explain the challenges they face which includes; unable to read and write, lack of ICTs (phones and radio sets are unavailable since they are owned by their husbands). The women also explain how the negative effects of climate change have affected their agricultural business. These include; degradation of soil and insufficient rainfalls, careless cut down of trees, all of this has lead to low yields.

They also explain what they are doing in order to mitigate climate change problems which includes; planting and establishing woodlots, practicing conservation agriculture. This practice is based on the use of compost manure, mulching and planting tree that add fertility to the soil and practicing crop rotation. The women are also using radio listening club where they discuss several issues including climate change after listening to radio programs.

The programs also featured an interview with an agricultural extension worker.”

Nkhotakota Community Radio, Malawi.

Program is in Chichewa. A transcript in English is available on AMARC’s website.   

This program is part of the international audio series “Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities”, produced by AMARC with the support of Bread for the World.

Chichewa

Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015. Youth in Agriculture in Sub-Saharian Africa

“The “Africa Agriculture Status Report: Youth in Agriculture” is the third volume in this series. The 2015 report maintains the original objective of producing an annual series that provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of emerging issues and challenges being faced by Africa’s smallholder farmers; the series allows African scholars and development professionals, as well as their colleagues in non-African countries, to contribute practical and evidence-based recommendations and share knowledge that contributes to Africa’s food security.” 

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in East Africa (LANEA): Country Report – UGANDA

LANEA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in East Africa) is an IFPRI/FAO research initiative carried out in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya to investigate opportunities and challenges related to scaling up impact on nutrition through the food and agriculture sector. The LANEA Uganda study highlights stakeholder perspectives regarding how agriculture can be leveraged to achieve improvements in nutrition.

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