Using participatory radio for improved Irish potato production in Ethiopia

Using participatory radio for improved Irish potato production in Ethiopia
Using participatory radio for improved Irish potato production in Ethiopia

Potatoes are a popular vegetable in rural Ethiopia, but several factors prevent farmers from maximizing their harvest, including poor soil, poor seeds and lack of rain. Improved seed quality, information on preventing bacteria growth and the promotion of vitamin-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes could give farmers a better and more nutritious harvest.
 
This project aims to use radio to provide farmers in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region with the information and advice they need to better tackle these challenges in order to achieve food security for their families and communities.
 
Farm Radio International is working on a participatory agricultural radio series to follow the potato-growing season, providing technical information and support. This program will provide potato farmers with information on the benefits of changing their practices, while giving them the opportunity to share their questions and experiences.
 
This project is conducted in partnership with the International Potato Centre.