In 2011, Farm Radio international conducted a Participatory Agricultural Radio Series (PARS) related to two of the commodity value chains of the Improving Productivity and Marketing Success (IPMS) project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The series focused on apiculture in the Tigray region and fruit tree production in Sidama region.
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 program in ‘Sidamegna’ language on fruit tree production in Sidama, Southern Ethiopia, with transcription in English: