Community media


Photo of a man in front of a straw wall.

The video features Mr. Zouberou who finds a group of friends talking about close pregnancies and birth spacing.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
Photo of a woman sitting with water containers in front of a wall.

 The chief explains that many people are drinking unsafe water, and that water purification is very important.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
photo of two men walking toward each other.

Mr. Hadi and his wife meet with neighbors and learn about growing and storing cowpeas. The women discuss how they have been able to cultivate cowpeas and practice warrantage to support the...

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
Photo of two men standing in front of a stone wall.

This video is shot in the village of Mama, Zinder region. Mr. Aminou finds his pregnant wife at home cutting food for cooking and they discuss the consumption of camel meat. After...

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
Photo of three women sitting on a blanket and talking.

This video is shot in the village of Kogoun Sheme, Zinder region. The steps of the preparation of the enriched porridge are presented. After speaking, the women understand the importance...

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
Two women stand in a field of crops. They are raising up a bowl of freshly picked vegetables together.

From sharing caregiving duties to pooling funds to buy farm equipment, people thrive when they work together toward shared goals. By partnering with local organizations in three regions in...

A man and his young son bend over a bowl to wash their hands. The father is teaching the son how.

El Hadj, a father in Senegal who cares about the health of his family, is very attached to his home. Knowing the importance of good hygiene in preventing illness like diarrhea, malaria, and...

a basket of local foods including several root vegetables, tomatoes, and cabbage

In the village of Naki Karfi, as Mr. Adamou comes back from the market, he runs into Lawali, and they talk about the consumption of locally-made nutritious foods. After the discussions, the...

We see the legs of a seated mother and baby with the main focus of the picture on a bowl of diverse fruits and vegetables she is feeding her child.

The men and women discuss how to reverse malnutrition and the urgency of treatment. 

A couple sits and talks about breastfeeding as the mother tries to keep the baby on the blanket.

The men and women discuss how continuous breastfeeding improves a child's health and development. 

Four men kneel in a home garden full of vegetables. The man whose garden it is gestures towards the crops.

In this community video, the men and women work together to make a new garden and ensure more food is available for everyone.

One man rests his hand on a cart full of grain being pulled by a draft animal. He and another man are speaking.

In this community video, villagers learn how to keep the children healthy even during a bad harvest. 

Keywords: Agriculture, Community media
Location: Niger, Sahel
A group of about 10 men and women are arranged in a semi-circle around some leafy greens while one man instructs them.

Following erratic rains, the village chief of Droum, in the commune of Miriah, talks to a group of men and women to find solutions to harvest shortages. The group calls on an agriculture...

Two men in the foreground and another in the background. The man on the left in the foreground holds a chicken while the man on the right gives it a shot.

The video is shot in the village of Atchélé, where we see men talking about Newcastle disease in chickens. 

Keywords: Community media
Location: Niger, Sahel
We see the side of a husband's head in the foreground. His wife is sitting with him and trying to contain a fussy baby who is attempting to squirm out of her arms.

Mr. Abaché and Aina go meet with the health worker. He explains to them the advantages of breastfeeding as a family planning method, and the process to choose the right method of...

Two women crouch over a pot on a fire. One woman is stirring the moringa in the pot.

Mr. Hamissou runs into Mr. Idi and his wife, Binta, who are coming back from the dispensary, and he informs the couple on the use of moringa to treat anemia. Idi follows his friend, who...

An outdoor play area. It is surrounded on four sides by a thatched wall. It is a small, sweeped, and tidy dirt area.

Mr. Moutari explains to them the importance of maintaining a clean family living environment. When one of the men, Mr. Issa, returns home, he educates his wife in turn. They also talk about...

Keywords: Handwashing, Community media
Location: Niger, Sahel
Three women sit companionably and talk. One woman holds an infant.

Mr. Yahaya decides to accompany his wife, Mrs. Arawa, to the health clinic. They live in the village of Tassoua Haoussa in the Zinder region of Niger. On the way back, the couple sees two...

A husband walks several steps ahead of his wife as they exit a maternity health clinic.

Hadja visits her friend, Aichu, who tells her that she is feeling ill because she could be 3 months pregnant. Hadja recommends that Aichu go visit the health center as soon as possible....

Keywords: Community media
Location: Burkina Faso, Sahel
Two women, one holding a baby, sit and talk seriously.

In Pétéguersé, a village in the commune of Gorgadji, a child, Issa, strong and healthy, is admired by everyone in the village. A 7-month pregnant neighbor, Ouman, visits Issa’s mother,...


A man and woman stand in front of the camera. The woman looks ahead, the man looks and smiles at their baby in his arms

The group visited one of SPRING’s partner radio stations, micro-gardens, and chicken coops, and observed a community video dissemination.

Photo showing the learning event in which partners from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, UNICEF, USAID, Plan International, Catholic Relief Services, PSI, US Peace Corps and representatives of the Guinean press were on hand for demonstrations of various resources.

As SPRING closes its program in Guinea, key partners from the governmental and non-governmental sectors were invited to learn more about the program’s successes and legacy.

One man kneels and looks at the screen of a video camera. Two women and two men lean over his shoulder to also see the screen.

SPRING shared its SPRING/Guinea Social and Behavior Change (SBC) approaches at the ICTforAg 2017 conference during a session entitled "Multi-Channel Communications in Hard-to-Reach Places."

Four women sit in a close group on benches outside. The woman at the center-front is holding a microphone up to the woman in the center-back.

SPRING/Guinea trained staff from community radio stations on developing effective interactive radio programming supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices.


UNICEF’s C4D Officer Miracle Korkalo Saoromou (foreground) and CRS’ Head of Programs Amy Daffé (background)

SPRING/Guinea hosted partners at a sharing event that highlighted program successes and raised awareness of local resources developed by SPRING.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Guinea
SPRING/Senegal staff and video hub members.

In May and June 2017, SPRING/Senegal organized capacity building workshops for community video hubs on video editing software and business management.

All of the workshop participants display their completion certificates.

SPRING trained community video and radio staff on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Mamou, Guinea.

Journal Articles

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This article explains how SPRING adapted and implemented the community video approach from pilot to scale in the resilience setting of the Sahel and examines challenges encountered and...


Resource Review Summaries

SPRING and Digital Green launched their Community Video for Nutrition Guide to help global agriculture and nutrition practitioners integrate community video for nutrition into their...

Keywords: Community media, Integration
Location: India, Niger