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Beep4Weather: Forecast and farming advice available on-demand in Tanzania

July 22, 2014

With weather patterns shifting due to climate change, farmers need weather-related information they can count on. Luckily, their mobile phones can help them get it. “Utabiri wa hali ya hewa” (Swahili for “Beep for Weather”) is a radio and mobile phone service for farmers that was recently developed at our radio and ICT innovation lab, The Hangar. It…

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Climate Change Donate Major Gifts

October 17, 2019

ACT NOW TO PREVENT A FUTURE DISASTER Help farmers get the climate change information they need Donate now The Climate Crisis Farmers turn to radio Farmers in Tanzania are turning on their radios as the weather they have relied on for years for their livelihoods gets more erratic and more destructive. Farm Radio International is…

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Climate Change Donate

September 16, 2019

ACT NOW TO PREVENT A FUTURE DISASTER Help farmers get the climate change information they need Donate now The Climate Crisis Farmers turn to radio Farmers in Tanzania are turning on their radios as the weather they have relied on for years for their livelihoods gets more erratic and more destructive. Farm Radio International is…

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Farm Radio International develops new sustainable radio approach

February 12, 2019

At Farm Radio International, we’ve seen what works when it comes to radio projects. From projects on sweet potato, to those on climate change and women’s rights, we see great results come from informative radio programming time and time again. There’s just one problem. When a project ends, the radio program may end with it,…

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Climate crisis: Farmers turn to radio

September 17, 2019

Farmers in Tanzania are turning to radio for informational tops on climate change and weather forecasts to help deal with the climate crisis.

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Rwanda: Climate change concerns farmers on World Food Day (by Jean Paul Ntezimana for Farm Radio Weekly in Rwanda)

October 13, 2010

It is a Thursday morning with bright sunshine and a fresh breeze. Potatoes are heaped on freshly dug land. The farmer inspects them one by one and puts them in a bag. Theoneste Havugimana is harvesting his last potatoes for this year. I do not remember well the date of World Food Day. However, what I…

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Radio breathes new life to the airwaves in the digital age

May 31, 2013

The great Italian inventor, Guglielmo Marconi, introduced the world to wireless communication technology in 1901 when he beamed a signal from Cornwall, England to St. John’s Newfoundland. Radio was born. Talk about a “disruptive technology”. Marconi’s discovery meant people could communicate instantly around the world. No more waiting weeks for printed information to be sent…

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8 ways radio is changing the lives of farmers

February 25, 2016

How radio is seeding change for small-scale farmers Radio can share vital information on agricultural techniques, nutrition, health care, local politics, weather and more. Radio also provides valuable entertainment to its listeners, with music, radio dramas and debates. Here are a few ways we are using radio to seed change for the millions of farmers…

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For farmers facing climate change, radio means resilience

November 18, 2016

Photo: Jesse Winter One of the ultimate injustices of climate change is that those who have contributed to it the least are those most vulnerable to its impacts. Highly dependent on small-scale and rainfed agriculture, sub-Saharan Africa stands to be struck severely by climatic instability. Thankfully, radio has immense power to help farmers adapt in the…

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Uliza Services

July 18, 2018

  Uliza: Listener Interactivity Services Uliza Listener Interactivity Services What is Uliza? Swahili for “ask,” Uliza was first developed as a tool for audience polling. It has since evolved into a suite of services that combine radio, mobile phones and, often, interactive voice response systems to enable listeners to communicate and exchange information with their…

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