Especially in Africa, radio is the ideal medium to reach people in the countryside. In Burkina Faso, radio broadcasts are the decisive instrument for access to education and information. Newspapers in Burlkina Faso are only read by the educated, so it is not surprising that hardly any magazine has a higher circulation than 10,000, but that there are 154 radio stations. The 14 million rural population can be reached via radio, because most people own a mobile phone and can listen to web radio.
Two thirds of the people in Burkina Faso cannot read or write and 70% of the population lives in rural areas, where more and more schools have been closed recently.
Through our radio station, we provide the rural population with access to elementary knowledge about yield-enhancing agriculture and the current destruction of the environment through unnecessary slash-and-burn. We link interesting facts about climate protection with topics of everyday life, music and provide information about the free educational offer in our Eco Centre.
- Programmes and reports on current support programmes for small farmers
- Teaching resource-conserving agriculture: soil and water conservation
- Creating role models for climate protection with success stories about small farmers
- To give the many illiterate people generally understandable access to the consequences of environmental destruction