A community fights malnutrition with local leafy greens

    | July 18, 2011

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    The fight against hunger doesn’t mean having access to and eating just any food – it means having access and eating the right foods. That includes foods that are rich in micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, which are crucial to overall health and energy levels.

    Typically, rural communities rely on staple foods such as maize or potatoes. And while these may provide needed calories and fill you up, eating these foods alone is not the healthiest option because they are typically low in vital micronutrients.

    This week’s script tells the story of how one Ghanaian community used local leafy greens to fight malnutrition. It was written by Gabriel Adukpo, who works for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana, and was a winner in our most recent scriptwriting competition on healthy communities.

    Find the script here: http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/93-3script_en.asp