Broadcaster how-to doc: How to get farmers talking about important things (Facilitating farmer voice)

| August 17, 2015

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Do you want to help farmers make their voices heard?

Small-scale farmers are rarely comfortable talking on radio. Many think that radio broadcasters and experts should do the talking—and leave them to do the farming.

But improving small-scale farming requires farmers themselves to actively speak up about things that are important to them. Farmers need to describe, discuss, debate, propose, criticize, support, celebrate—all with their own voices.

When some farmers speak, more farmers will hear them, and will become emboldened to speak for themselves.

One of your most important tasks as a farm broadcaster is to help farmers speak about things that are important to them. Here’s how you can do it: