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

Nov 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…

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Farm Radio goes west: Our first-ever supporter event in Vancouver!

Oct 28, 2016

“Wait a minute!” interjected donor Paul McRae as I thanked the twenty Farm Radio supporters who attended our reception in Vancouver last week. I didn’t…

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Interactive radio: Key to achieving the SDGs

Jul 29, 2016

Photo credit: Jesse Winter One of the landmarks of last year was the global agreement on a new plan of action to follow the Millennium Development…

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A life well lived: Remembering Janet Atkins

Apr 25, 2016

My grandmother, Janet Atkins, taught me a lot of things. She helped me learn to play badminton and card games, how to knit, and the difference…

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Interactive radio: A low-impact way to grow eco-friendly agriculture

Apr 22, 2016

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the various ways that human beings are part of and interact with the environment. A time to…

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2016: Time to get passionate about pulses

Apr 13, 2016

What are pulses? And why did the global community dedicate a whole year to them? Pulses are commonly confused with legumes — and for good…

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A visit to The Hangar: FRI’s innovation lab

Dec 15, 2015

A telecommunications revolution is quietly unfolding in a back garden in Arusha, Tanzania. It’s happening in “The Hangar” — a geek hangout if ever there…

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Watering the soil with the sweat of his brow: FRI supporter David Frere visits Tanzania to see farmers, and Farm Radio, in action

Nov 27, 2015

I have been a happy supporter of Farm Radio International for a number of years now and have recently returned from a trip to Tanzania…

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Reaching the next generation through radio

Feb 12, 2015

On Feb. 13, FRI’s executive director Kevin Perkins is speaking at the World Radio Day symposium in the United Kingdom, hosted by the University of…

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What does entertainment have to do with development? A whole lot if you ask us.

Feb 28, 2014

Thinking back to my days as a student, my mind always seems to gravitate to a few vivid memories from just a handful of classes.…

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