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Discussing the impact of malnutrition and climate change in Mchinji, Malawi

In this segment, host Luciano Milala interviews District coordinator at Mchinji District Hospital, Mr. Cephas Mkandawire. They discuss the impact of malnutrition and climate change on the population of the district. Mr. Mkandawire also adresses possible solutions to help end food shortages in Malawi.   

The interview is conducted by Luciano Milala, Mudzi Wathu Community Radio.

This segment is in English. A script of the interview is available on AMARC's website.

"This segment is part of an audio series highlighting the importance of Communication as a major tool for Development. It has been produced with the support of the World Association of Community Broadcasters and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations."

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A Dangerous Divide: The state of inequality in Malawi

"Malawi has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, but the gains of this growth have not been spread evenly and the gap between rich and poor has widened at an alarming pace. Today, half of all Malawians live in poverty.

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).

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How climate change has affected women and youth in Malawi

This audio documentary by Luciano Milala of Mudzi’Wathu Community Radio addresses the impact of climate change on women and youth in Malawi. With his guests, Mr. Milala discusses the challenges and possible solutions to fight climate change in Malawi.

This audio recording is part of the international series "Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities" produced by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, in collaboration with Bread for the World.

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Chuma Chiri M’nthaka – Women harvest bumper yield from making manure and contribute to the protection of soils

This program highlights how climate change has affected the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Nkhotakota district in terms of weather, soil and rivers. Located in the lake shore area in central Malawi, this district depends on farming and fishing. We meet Esnart Buliyani, a 65 year-old female farmer, who shares how she overcame her financial problems through producing manure, an alternative method to the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

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).


Chuma Chiri M'nthaka – Grâce à l'utilisation du fumier, des femmes ont de meilleurs rendements sur leurs récoltes et contribuent à la protection des sols

Ce segment présente comment les changements climatiques ont affecté les moyens de subsistance des petits agriculteurs dans le district de Nkhotakota en bouleversant la météo, les sols et les rivières. Situé dans la zone des berges du lac dans le centre du Malawi, ce district dépend de l'agriculture et de la pêche. Nous rencontrons Esnart Buliyani, une agricultrice de 65 ans, qui partage la façon dont elle a surmonté ses problèmes financiers en produisant du fumier, une méthode alternative à l'utilisation de pesticides et d'engrais chimique.

Le script de cet enregistrement est disponible sur le site de l'AMARC.

Cet enregistrement audio fait partie de la série internationale "Histoires de sols" produite par l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires, en collaboration avec le Bureau de la communication officielle de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO).

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Au Malawi, la radio et les TIC aident la population à en apprendre davantage sur les questions de santé

Dans un article récemment publié sur le portail SciDevNet, on apprend que les praticiens de la santé publique au Malawi se tournent vers la radio et les TIC pour informer efficacement et éduquer le public à propos de problèmes de santé importants.

In Malawi, radio and ICTs are helping the population to learn about health issues

In an article recently published on SciDevNet, we learn that public health practioners in Malawi are turning to radio and ICTs to efficiently inform and educate the public about important health issues.

Chuma Chiri Nthaka (Wealth in the soil)

In this program, Pauline Kalumikiza Mbukwa of Maziko Radio asked the listeners to reflect on the changing seasons and their effect on soils and crops in Malawi. 

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).

Chuma Chiri Nthaka (La richesse dans le sol)

Dans ce programme, Pauline Kalumikiza Mbukwa de Maziko Radio a demandé aux auditeurs de réfléchir sur les changements de saisons et de à leurs effets sur les sols et l’agriculture au Malawi.

Le script de cet enregistrement est disponible sur le site web de l'AMARC.

Cet enregistrement audio fait partie de la série internationale "Histoires de sols" produite par l'Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires, en collaboration avec le Bureau de la communication officielle de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO).

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