Search Results: Listening Post

Press Release: Made-in-Uganda technology launches radio soap opera into interactive radio space

June 26, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Listen, vote, and eat better Farm Radio International (FRI) is working with Uganda’s TRAC FM and HarvestPlus to give farmers a powerful voice in their futures. Listeners of a recently launched radio drama series can now engage with broadcasters in real time, bringing interactive radio and listener participation to a whole new…

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Listening Post: Including farmers’ voices in development

December 10, 2015

This audio clip is one example of the many responses The Hangar received from farmers to a question in a Listening Post program evaluating a bean project aired in June. The question was: “What is your biggest constraint when it comes to growing beans?” As seen, FRI’s specially-designed program captures farmers’ votes and displays it…

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Audio postcard: Agripoll Tanzania — Using radio and mobile phones to listen to farmers

June 9, 2014

Bart Sullivan here. I’d like to introduce you to the phones and technology we used to pull off Agripoll here in Tanzania. The ten Android phones in this picture were shared amongst five radio stations and used as the technological backbone of Agripoll.  Using an app called Telerivet, we turned these phones into radio polling…

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Community listening groups: strength in unity

August 28, 2016

In the community of Garizegu in northern Ghana, a group of farmers gathers every Saturday to listen to the radio — in the dark. Night comes early there, but the men and women of the FRI community listening group prefer to listen to farming programs together. And they don’t need light to listen. Meeting on Saturday…

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Tanzania

Our work in Tanzania

June 26, 2018

Our work in Tanzania Our work in Tanzania We have run some of our most far-reaching and diverse programs in Tanzania. The presence of a strong national language — 10% of Tanzanians have Swahili as their mother tongue, but up to 90% speak it as a second language — means that radio programs can be…

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The first step is to listen: unlocking conversations in development with radio and mobile phones

November 3, 2016

How can we include the world’s most vulnerable people in the decisions that affect them? It’s simple: We ask them. How? By combining the two most powerful communications tools in the developing world: radio and mobile phones.   Conversations in development The history of international development is rife with examples of good intentions gone wrong.…

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Competition winner says listening to farmers is the key

May 7, 2010

John Cheburet’s “media fantasy” was formed at a young age. As a boy, he and his brother used their father’s radio. They listened to many programs: from sports commentary to news on Deutsche Welle Swahili. In school, he realized that his awareness and general knowledge was above his peers who did not listen to radio.…

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Audio postcard: Radio and ICT – a miracle in fighting poverty

September 12, 2013

My name is Harriet Adong. I work at Farm Radio International Uganda in Kampala as a field officer. My involvement in the processes of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FRI projects in Uganda has enabled me to interact with women and men farmers, particularly in the listening communities of partner radio stations in Uganda. Recently…

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Community Listening Groups

Why community listening groups come together

September 15, 2017

Community listening groups are popular in Uganda, and contribute greatly to radio programming. In the Kiboga district of Uganda’s Central Region, 25 farmers meet once a week. They all grow beans, support each other through a village savings and loans association, and listen to Akaboozi Radio Station. This is the Kirangira Farmers’ Association community listening…

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Our work in Burkina Faso

September 18, 2018

Our work in Burkina Faso Our work in Burkina Faso There are nearly 70 languages in use in Burkina Faso, around 60 of which are indigenous. This makes for a highly multilingual radio environment, with many small radio stations serving specific communities. We started working there in 2012, partnering with a range of radio stations…

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