Farm Radio international conducted a Participatory Agricultural Radio Series – or PARS, series of radio programs related to two of the commodity value chains involved in Improving Productivity and Marketing Success (IPMS) project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in 2011: apiculture in the Tigray region, and fruit tree production in Sidama.
The PARS was implemented as a weekly series of 6 episodes of 30-minute radio programs related to some aspect of fruit tree value chains. Planned with input from and the participation of intended beneficiaries, the PARS engages farmers as central players to design, develop and implement a series of radio programs around an agricultural practice they deem essential to their livelihoods and overall food security.
Here you will find the six episode radio program in ‘Sidamegna’ language on fruit tree production in Sidama, Southern Ethiopia, with transcription in English on the description.
Track 1: Reproducing improved or new avocado plant seedlings and its advantage
Track 2: Aavocado and mango seedling grafting
Track 3: Taking care of grafted seedlings of avocado and Mango fruits
Track 4: Uses of the new grafted mango and avocado tree
Track 5: Market demand and consumers’ need at Shebedino wereda
Track 6: Program audience feed back