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Press Release: Farm Radio International Wins Award for Radio Campaign Strategy in Africa

March 23, 2010

Ottawa, Canada, March 23, 2010 – Farm Radio International is a recipient of the ALINe 2010 Farmer Voice Awards announced on March 11.  Organizations from twenty countries submitted nominations for the awards which are given to projects that promote the voice of farmers.   ALINe works with a wide range of agricultural organizations, providing technical…

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Annual Meeting of AFRRI Coordinators Reveals Importance of Listener Engagement

May 14, 2009

Last month, it was my great pleasure to travel to Mali to meet with most of the team implementing the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI).  The whole Africa-based group of staff gathered in Bamako to review progress and plan future activities. The team includes Rex Chapota of Malawi, Ben Fiafor of Ghana, Margaret Kingamkomo of…

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A trip back to 1979 – Farm Radio Audio Tape #1

August 13, 2009

Let’s take a trip way back to 1979 when Farm Radio International (then called Developing Countries Farm Radio Network) began. Based on the idea that smallholder farmers throughout Africa could benefit greatly by receiving timely and accurate information about farming over the radio, George Atkins (founder and former director of DCFRN) set out to provide…

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Farm Radio International publishes 100th edition of Farm Radio Weekly

February 26, 2010

December 3, 2007, was a big day for us at Farm Radio International. We published the first edition of Farm Radio Weekly. It was the fulfillment of a vision by Doug Ward, the Chair of Farm Radio International’s Board of Directors. As a former CBC broadcaster, Doug wanted to expand Farm Radio’s services to broadcasters.…

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Farmer Innovation Script Package Launched

April 28, 2010

Welcome to package 90! This package features the 15 winning scripts from the radio scriptwriting competition on smallholder farmer innovation. The scripts tell fascinating stories about creative farmers across sub-Saharan Africa who have come up with ways to improve their livelihoods. Innovative farmers create change and improvement in their families’ lives and their communities. They…

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Farmers in Burkina Faso eager to learn about orange-fleshed sweet potato

July 15, 2014

Emeline Bembélé and her daughter in Orodara, Burkina Faso, where Farm Radio International’s latest campaign on the benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes was launched. Emeline is eager to learn more about this nutritious crop in order to reduce the likelihood of her children being malnourished.  Farmer Emeline Bembélé sits in a conference room at Hotel Prestige in Orodara, Burkina Faso, and listens intently.…

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On Air Dialogues: Listening to — and learning from — rural people

April 27, 2023

On Air Dialogues are an innovative type of radio programming, which use mobile phone-based polling to bring rural voices into national and global conversations about critical issues like food security, nutrition, health and climate change.

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On the air in Niger

February 18, 2016

Mamoudou Abdoulaye (Reporter): Hello everyone. What town are we in today?”   Crowd: “In Sakoira!”   “Our production team has gone to Sakoira, 10 kilometres from Tillabery, along the road Ayorou,” the presenter of Voice of the River tells listeners to the new show.   For the first time, farmers in one of the world’s…

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Canadian Organization Celebrates Thirty Years

May 1, 2009

Helping millions of African farmers over the airwaves Ottawa, Ontario, May 1, 2009 — Cayenne pepper to discourage elephants from grazing on farm fields. Placing a lit candle in a container of grain before sealing it to deprive pests of oxygen. Organizing a community to clean up its water supply. When Canadian journalist George Atkins…

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farmers in cote d'ivoire show off their radios and their produce

A COVID-19 recovery story: From coast to côte (d’Ivoire)

July 21, 2022

In 2021, Farm Radio set out to tackle pandemic recovery by using interactive radio approaches to support 20 value chains in 7 countries.

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