More impact by combining old and new tools
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Ilboudo, Jean-Pierre. 2005. More impact by combining old and new tools. Rural Radio Resource Pack 05/1. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA.
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Jean-Pierre Ilboudo of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation explains why food and nutrition deserve better coverage through all media.
Cue: Why do any of us need information? Often, it?s to solve a problem we have. And for Africa?s farming communities, the problems facing them are currently as great as at any time in history. Land itself is suffering from declining fertility and erosion; in many areas water is in increasingly short supply and droughts more frequent. And the ongoing damage inflicted by war, HIV/AIDS and economic decline are making food production increasingly difficult for many. Yet in other ways Africa is seeing remarkable development. In urban areas, for example, access to information from a wide range of sources is improving. Commercial radio stations are thriving. But is this expansion making it easier for people to get the information they need, on subjects like agriculture, food and nutrition? Eric Kadenge put that question to Jean-Pierre Ilboudo, Head of the Communication for Development Group at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO. IN: ?Yes, but not enough..? OUT: ?then make a good use of both of them.? DUR?N 3?32?