Landscape, Kenya

LineupNX to help broadcasters in Afghanistan

Eleven television stations now under construction in Afghanistan will manage their news and program operations with LineupNX. Internews Networks, a US based non-governmental organization, has been contracted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch the new television stations in areas that have remained underserved by information and other media sources. Each of the eleven stations will have a small newsroom and will produce local newscasts. The initiative is called the Afghanistan Media Development and Empowerment Project (AMDEP).

More than 20 years young

In May of 1995 Baobab Productions started to shoot its first documentary videos in Colombia. The company, incorporated in March of that year, had been commissioned by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to shoot two short features, one about new, pesticide free techniques to grow beans on the steep Andean slopes of Colombia and the other about land care and seed cooperatives in central Ecuador. The resulting films, Every Corner of the Land and To Leave Something More were used by CIAT to help raise funds for their projects. To Leave Something More went on to win first prize at an international film festival. Baobab has never looked back.

Building rural radio capacity for Africa

Baobab Productions is providing consulting services to Canadian NGO, Farm Radio International. We are helping them design a training and capacity strengthening desk to be a service to rural radio program makers in Africa. Farm Radio International is already working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research best practices in rural radio in 5 African countries to see how effective radio can be in helping farmers make choices about agricultural practices and technologies that could improve their family livelihoods.

Helping rural television in Bangladesh

In 2015, working with Katalyst and SwissContact, Baobab Productions created training materials and gave seminars for the staff of two Bangladeshi television programs targeted to small scale farmers in that country.