The Basic Village Education Project in Guatemala

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Agency for International Development, 1976 - Agricultural assistance, American - 58 pages

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Page 10 - Basic Village Education" Project in rural Guatemala, two radio stations broadcast eight hours a day, from 5 to 9 am and from 4 to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. The core agricultural program includes a 30 minute "agricultural magazine," radio novels, a question-and-answer interview with an agronomist, and 30 to 40 spots that carry agricultural messages.
Page 10 - ... vicinity of the moth it began hunting about until the drop of sugar water was located. Sometimes a drop of liquid was placed in the vicinity of the moth, which was then touched with the medicine dropper. It responded to this and searched about until the drop of liquid was located. They were fed early in the morning and again in the afternoon. In addition to this they had access to water, which was sprayed on the cages every evening just before dark. The temperature in the large cages was regulated...
Page 1 - Radio offers the possibility for communicating knowledge to rural populations in a manner that does not rely on literacy, and which can achieve broad coverage at a low unit cost. The Basic Village Education Project in Guatemala has successfully utilized radio education to alter significantly the agricultural knowledge, attitudes and practices of the small farmer. The radio station broadcasts eight hours a day with 20 per cent of the programming on agriculture.
Page 52 - There seems to be a strong feeling of community identification with the station, as evidenced by the 90 per cent listening rates. The success achieved by this project appears to be due to the effective nature of the local programming which is based on the utilization of the multiple feedback mechanisms built into the project design.
Page 10 - Regular features of the agricultural programming include a "radio novel" called "life in the country," the agricultural "magazine," and a program called "Let's talk, Mr.
Page 20 - Report prepared for the Office of Development Programs of the Latin American Bureau of AID, July, 1976.

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