Piloting participatory radio for scaling up improved rice production in Mali

Piloting participatory radio for scaling up improved rice production in Mali
Piloting participatory radio for scaling up improved rice production in Mali
Piloting participatory radio for scaling up improved rice production in Mali

Rice is a staple food for many households in Africa. The rise in the price of rice in the last two decades has meant less food for many small-scale farmers. High demand and low production is a significant factor to the rising price. New varieties of rice and improved post-harvest production methods can help farmers grow more and store more of their harvest. AfricaRice is promoting these methods in Mali alongside a view to environmental protection.
 
This pilot project aims to support AfricaRice’s work by providing training to radio stations so they can broadcast information that will help farmers improve their rice production, promote crop diversification and consider environmentally-sensitive technologies.
 
Broadcasters at two radio stations will be trained and supported in producing four episodes each for a total of 8, focused on rice production and post-harvest management.