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Broadcasters chat online about interactive radio — and the challenges of engaging women

May 8, 2017

Over four weeks in February and March, more than 150 radio broadcasters from 23 countries gathered online for an in-depth discussion about interactive radio, exchanging…

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Recent report explores the potential of interactive radio to serve rural citizens

Jan 31, 2017

What are the possibilities of using new digital technologies alongside radio to help ensure that agricultural development projects are farmer-centred, and meet the needs of…

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Radio for trees: Bridging the gap between knowledge and practice in Uganda

Jan 12, 2017

Information can be powerful. But it isn’t always enough to bring about change. Indeed, it isn’t difficult to come up with examples of people not…

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Farmer program producer Alfred Kangambega with the gift of resource packs and sansas

Farm Radio research project releases its final report

Nov 11, 2016

Radio is widely acknowledged as the best way to deliver farming information to small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. But, until recently, little was known about…

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Lessons learned on the radio are lessons learned for life

Feb 26, 2015

In 2008, Ugandan farmer Silkei Mike Chemusto heard a radio program about Victoria Highland Irish potato production, airing on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.   “The message…

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Learning about the state of radio in francophone West Africa

Jan 8, 2015

This summer, researcher Meli Rostand visited radio stations in Mali and Burkina Faso to understand the work broadcasters are doing and how they are meeting…

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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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When is radio more than just radio?

Apr 26, 2013

When is radio more than just radio? This farmer in Arusha, Tanzania is using his mobile phone to access two minute summaries of radio broadcasts…

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AFRRI Research papers available!

Dec 16, 2011

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action research project implemented by Farm Radio International (FRI) in partnership with World University Service…

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Looking ahead…Implementing award-winning radio campaigns

Oct 3, 2011

In late 2010, Farm Radio International wrapped up the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI), a 42-month program that was funded by the Bill &…

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