Celebrating farmers’ creativity and innovation

| January 18, 2021

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This edition’s story from Malawi highlights one woman’s innovation, which can be defined as “a new method, idea, or product.” Our Script of the Week is actually a Resource Pack that focuses entirely on farmers’ creativity and innovation.

The scripts in this package present farmer success stories, examples of experimental methods, and information about the importance of protecting traditional knowledge.

Script topics include:

  • Comparing farm methods on different test plots
  • Sharing farmer innovations
  • Rehabilitating degraded land by planting trees in pits
  • Growing and selling mushrooms
  • One women’s success story of earning extra income for the family
  • Harvesting soil and water on hillsides
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Comparing crop varieties
  • Protecting crop varieties and traditional knowledge