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Farm Radio International Uganda’s “Platform” project transforming agricultural extension services across the country

Oct 25, 2023

Though agriculture is a major industry in Uganda, only a small percentage of farmers receive advice from agricultural extension workers. Farm Radio International is working to change that through our Platform project.

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Q&A: Charity Intelligence managing director Kate Bahen on evaluating charitable impact and African food self-sufficiency

Oct 2, 2023

What Charity Intelligence’s managing director had to say about how Farm Radio punches above its weight in delivering impact.

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Talking food security and supporting small-scale farmers with IFAD president Alvaro Lario

Aug 10, 2023

Farm Radio International’s Executive Director, Kevin Perkins, sat down with the new president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Alvaro Lario. Read their conversation about how IFAD is supporting small-scale farmers, how climate change is affecting farmers and how IFAD is engaging communities in the solutions to the big challenges they face.

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Supporting small-scale farmers: From the National Farm Radio Forum to Farm Radio International

Jun 28, 2023

For over 20 years, groups of farmers from across Canada met weekly to listen to a radio program, discuss farming issues and plan projects to improve their community. Discover the history of Canada’s unique National Farm Radio Forum program and how Farm Radio International carries out similar work in Africa today.

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Q&A: PhotoSymphony composer Andrew Forde on music for plants and the power of audio

May 24, 2023

Composer Andrew Forde spoke to us about the inspiration for PhotoSymphony, an original piece of music made specifically for plants. Learn about his composition process and the science behind music that helps plants grow.

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

Apr 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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Two farmers stand in a field holding cassava that they have grown

Bridging the agricultural extension gap in Uganda through climate change radio programs

Feb 2, 2023

Learn how Voice of Teso radio station in eastern Uganda is ensuring that local farmers have the information they need to improve harvests and adapt to a changing climate.

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Alhassan Seidu Kayaba, against a background at his radio station: 99.3 Zaa.

Alhassan Seidu Kayaba—winner of the George Atkins Communications Award for 2021

Apr 12, 2021

Alhassan Seidu Kayaba of Zaa Radio in Tamale, northern Ghana, is one of our three winners of the George Atkins Communications Award for 2021

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WAGES

A road map to community involvement in development through radio

Apr 24, 2019

A road sign, not remarkable, stands on a corner of a road in the Western Region of Ghana. It’s more than just a road sign though — it’s an indicator of a community having a say in their own development.

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International Women's Day Ethiopia

It’s not all celebration: Farm Radio Ethiopia tackles gender equality at a staff level

Apr 4, 2019

Recently our team in Ethiopia marked International Women’s Day with a reception celebrating the unique contributions women in the office are making every day. Women in the office shared different perspectives and experiences in their own lives.

Kidist Kebede explains how the experiences shared on International Women’s Day have sparked change within her own office in this audio postcard.

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