2014 GACA winners: three passionate broadcasters

Dec 18, 2014

Passionate, hardworking broadcasters are an essential part of our work, helping us reach millions of farmers with timely, relevant agricultural information. This year, three outstanding…

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What is the state of farmer radio programming in Africa?

Dec 12, 2014

Ideally, international development efforts are driven by the needs and circumstances of the people they intend to serve. But when international development organizations develop expertise…

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Audio postcard: The important role of community radio in Malawi

Dec 12, 2014

This photo shows a rural farmer, Agnes Chitseko sitting beside a radio. Every week on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon she tunes into 109.5 FM…

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New cassava variety provides new business opportunity

Dec 5, 2014

Moita Mwidadi (left) talks to FRI staff Vijay Cuddeford, managing editor, and Tereval Nasary, project officer. Moita Mwidadi is a cassava farmer from Vunde Manyinyi…

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Audio postcard: From maize to petrol

Nov 28, 2014

Gerald Bigirwa recently achieved a lifelong dream: he bought his first car. The white Toyota is parked on the streets of Imara Village, in Uganda’s…

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Audio postcard: Addressing Ebola myths by interviewing a survivor

Nov 25, 2014

Jefferson Massah, right, interviews Ebola survivor Fredrick Momo in Totota, Liberia. In Liberia, misconceptions abound surrounding Ebola, as strange cloaked and masked healthcare workers invade…

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This farmer’s life changed because of OFSP … and radio

Nov 14, 2014

Angelina Peter Mlingwa is 26 years old and has two children. She knows orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) are nutritious and have lots of vitamins for…

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Audio postcard: Solar-powered radio in Solenzo

Nov 7, 2014

Hello, This is Emma Bider, intern with Farm Radio International, once again speaking to you from Burkina Faso. I’ve been fortunate enough to do a…

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Why radio is important to farmers — and FRI staff

Oct 31, 2014

Japhet Emmanuel grew up on a farm in Tanzania, with a love of radio passed down from his father. This makes him the perfect fit…

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Africa Rocks! bonspiel a huge success

Oct 29, 2014

Sixty supporters joined us Oct. 25 for the annual Africa Rocks! bonspiel at the Rideau Curling Club. The day-long event included three curling games for…

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