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Community radio production

Local African radio

In West Africa, Werkhof Darmstadt supports a scheme known as PACIPE (the Regional Technical Assistance Programme for Awareness and Information on the Protection of the Environment).

As its lengthy name suggests, PACIPE was set up to communicate an environmental message - the dangers of deforestation, especially in Ghana. It broadcasts programmes in local languages that explain:
PACIPE's slogan - 'bush-burning is out, tree planting is in' - is beginning to have an effect. Radio programmes are reinforced by the work of officers who talk to local farmers about practices that could conserve the environment and improve standards of living. Gradually, people are starting to believe that it is important to plant trees and let them grow to maturity. Some communities have stopped bush-burning completely as a result of PACIPE's work.



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