Radio Yangeni works with FAO to improve area nutrition and food security

    | March 31, 2008

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    DCFRN partner Radio Yangeni is working with a project of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to produce and air programs related to nutrition, food security, and agriculture. The Luapula Food Security, Nutrition Action and Communication Project of the FAO, in turn, is assisting Radio Yangeni to extend coverage beyond its headquarters in Mansa District to surrounding districts.One of the project’s initiatives involves radio programs produced for and by primary school children. These child producers are supported by trained teachers working with nutrition education materials. Organizers say that, by working on the radio programs, children internalize the information about nutrition. Adults are also more likely to listen when their children are on the radio. There are plans to expand this initiative further by forming school listening groups.