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.