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Tanzania focus group discussions report

Summary:

The report on focus group discussion in Tanzania has the following components:

  • Synthesis of the FGDs
  • Use of improved seed varieties
  • Use of chemical fertilizer and manure
  • Use of inoculants
  • Pests and diseases in common bean and soybean
  • Marketing/sales of common bean and soybean
  • Use of technologies of storage
  • information sources on agriculture for households
  • Awareness and adoption of technologies
Languages:
English
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Tanzania Intra-household survey report – Baseline study

Summary:

The report focusing on integrating multi-media communication approaches and input brokerage has the following components:

Back ground

Study objectives

Methods

  • Research questions
  • Research hypotheses

Results

  • Household characteristics
  • Crop production and cropping systems

Sources of agricultural information

  • Major sources of agricultural information
  • Ranking information sources
  • Agricultural information sources by crop
  • Awareness of agricultural practices
  • Information sharing within the household

Bean and soybean campaign

  • Sources of information on common bean and soybean
  • Awareness of common bean and soybean practices
  • Common bean and soybean practices applied by farmers
  • Reasons for failure to use known common bean and soybean practices

Insights from the study

Languages:
English
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Tanzania common bean and soybean campaign report

Summary:

The report focusing on integrating multi-media communication approaches and input brokerage has the following components:

Campaign approach

Technical brief

Geographic covereage

Campaign elements

  • Demo plots
  • FIPS village-based advisors
  • Radio
  • Print materials
  • Capacity building

Summary of reach

Languages:
English
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Beans, a family affair: A drama about women growing and marketing common beans — Part 5

Summary:

Beans, a family affair is a five-episode drama about a group of women who persevere against difficulties to achieve success. The women belong to a village savings or vicoba group in Tanzania, and all of them grow common beans. Women do most of the field work for common beans. But, because of the traditional gender roles in their community, men make all the post-harvest decisions, including selling the beans and controlling the income.

Find the story at http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/beans-a-family-affair/beans-a-family-affair-part-5/

Languages:
English
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Beans, a family affair: A drama about women growing and marketing common beans — Part 4

Summary:

Beans, a family affair is a five-episode drama about a group of women who persevere against difficulties to achieve success. The women belong to a village savings or vicoba group in Tanzania, and all of them grow common beans. Women do most of the field work for common beans. But, because of the traditional gender roles in their community, men make all the post-harvest decisions, including selling the beans and controlling the income.

Find the story at http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/beans-a-family-affair/beans-a-family-affair-part-4/

Languages:
English
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Beans, a family affair: A drama about women growing and marketing common beans — Part 3

Summary:

Beans, a family affair is a five-episode drama about a group of women who persevere against difficulties to achieve success. The women belong to a village savings or vicoba group in Tanzania, and all of them grow common beans. Women do most of the field work for common beans. But, because of the traditional gender roles in their community, men make all the post-harvest decisions, including selling the beans and controlling the income.

Find the story at http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/beans-a-family-affair/beans-a-family-affair-part-3/

Languages:
English
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Beans, a family affair: A drama about women growing and marketing common beans — Part 2

Summary:

Beans, a family affair is a five-episode drama about a group of women who persevere against difficulties to achieve success. The women belong to a village savings or vicoba group in Tanzania, and all of them grow common beans. Women do most of the field work for common beans. But, because of the traditional gender roles in their community, men make all the post-harvest decisions, including selling the beans and controlling the income.

Find the story at http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/beans-a-family-affair/beans-a-family-affair-part-2/

Languages:
English
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Beans, a family affair: A drama about women growing and marketing common beans — Part 1

Summary:

Beans, a family affair is a five-episode drama about a group of women who persevere against difficulties to achieve success. The women belong to a village savings or vicoba group in Tanzania, and all of them grow common beans. Women do most of the field work for common beans. But, because of the traditional gender roles in their community, men make all the post-harvest decisions, including selling the beans and controlling the income.

Find the story at http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/beans-a-family-affair/beans-a-family-affair-part-1/

Languages:
English
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The socially engaged investors guide to communication for development

Summary:

This guide provides comprehensive information on how public and private investment in communication for development can influence scale-up and adoption in small-scale farming households in sub-Saharan Africa.

It has been produced in collaboration between the three partners delivering the IDRC funded Scaling-Up Improved Legume Technologies (SILT) project in Tanzania. The partners, African Agribusiness Partnership, CABI and Farm Radio International, have also been supported by IITA.

Languages:
English
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Potato 48 message SMS campaign

Summary:

This potato SMS campaign was developed as part of the UPTAKE project (Up-scaling Technology in Agriculture through Knowledge and Extension). This project is exploring how SMS and radio can work together to support adoption of technology leading to increased productivity and food security, along with improved livelihoods for small-scale farming household.

Radio partners: Farm Radio International

Other partners: ARI Uyole, private seed companies (Meru Agrotours, Highland seed and Beula seed company), Ministry of Agriculture DAICOS

This 62-message campaign ran in late 2017/early 2018 in Southern Tanzania.

Languages:
Swahili / Kiswahili
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