This is perhaps one of those ideas that must be multiplied across Africa. The youngsters in Smallholders Foundation are doing incredible job of improving farm literacy in Imo State, Nigeria.
We are reaching rural poor farmer listeners living in remote communities of Imo State, Nigeria with appropriate and sustainable agricultural development information in Igbo Language through The Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio. This radio designs and presents broadcast programs which enables farmers acquire agricultural and environmental management techniques, receive prompt daily market information and advertise their farm products.
They build the capacity of poor rural small farmers to acquire contemporary agricultural skills in crop cultivation and livestock rearing and in the process enable farmer’s access hybrid seeds, low cost water techniques, soil improvement techniques; local and international markets.
They have won awards and they are just starting. One cool aspect in the use of Radio Club to educate farmers. This is a very commendable job.