Nelly Bassily | November 19, 2012
The website of the Science and Development Network (www.scidev.net) is a good source for information and updates about science and technology in the developing world. It is available in four languages and is categorized by region and by topic. Topics include “Climate change and energy” and “Agriculture and environment.”
A section on science communication has various guides for science journalists. One such guide, recently published, is called “How to report science in local languages.” When the language of science, including agriculture, is often English or French, many terms can be tricky to translate. This page gives some tips, plus advice on doing local research and knowing your audience.
Access the guide at this webpage: http://www.scidev.net/en/science-communication/science-publishing/practical-guides/how-to-report-science-in-local-languages-1.html