It’s amazing what good radio can do.

We’re on a mission to put radio to work for Africa’s small-scale farmers. You can help make a difference.

It's amazing what good radio can do.

We're on a mission to put radio to work for Africa's small-scale farmers. You can help make a difference.

locusts in Kenya

CBC As It Happens: Radio helps farmers impacted by locust infestation

Some of the most important work we do involves helping farmers deal with disaster.  Today, East Africa, and Kenya in particular, are facing locust swarms — in some cases worse ...
World Radio Day

The possibilities of radio are endless — let’s keep it that way

By Kevin Perkins, Executive Director, Farm Radio International There has been a great deal of discussion and concern expressed this year about the role of social media in stifling diversity ...
Seydou Camara dans son studio

Seydou Camara: 2019 George Atkins Communications Award Winner

Seydou Camara describes himself as a “country lover.” And, as the son of a farmer, he knows a lot about agriculture. These qualities help him to prepare his radio programs, ...

Matilda Amoah: 2019 George Atkins Communications Award Winner

Matilda Amoah first appeared on Todays FM in January 2016. She had received an invitation to participate in a panel discussion on one of the station’s programs. The show went ...

Ide Carine Tchounga: 2019 George Atkins Communications Award winner

In 2011, James Achanyi Fontem, a broadcasting partner of Farm Radio International and winner of the 1996 George Atkins Communication Award, conducted a small training for broadcasters in Douala, Cameroon, ...
Radio is a powerful force in addressing gender equality

Radio: A powerful force in addressing gender inequality

When she comes home from the fields where she works, Diabou Wandia is sure to soap up and wash her hands before she starts dinner — and she makes sure ...

Farm Radio International’s 2019 Top 10

We did it! It’s time to ring in a new year and a new decade! A lot happened in 2019. It was a big year for people around the world, ...

Farm Radio named Top 2 International Charity in Canada: Maclean’s magazine

Farm Radio International is honoured this year to be named among Maclean’s magazine’s best 10 international charities in Canada. We can’t overstate how proud we are!  We tied in the ...

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Small-scale farmers produce most of the food in Africa, but too often can’t make ends meet. Thankfully, there's a simple and accessible tool that can help them help themselves: RADIO.

The world's most popular mass medium is especially important in rural Africa, where people rely on it for information.

Available to practically everyone and broadcast in local languages, radio has the power to transform lives and whole communities for the better. And, combined with digital technologies, it is more powerful than ever before.


What we do

Radio Resources

We offer resources and training to improve rural radio programs.

Radio Innovations

We come up with new ways to make radio better than ever before. 



We run targeted projects that use radio to get results at scale.


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Million potential listeners


African countries


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