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Her Voice on Air: Speaking up and fighting drought in Ethiopia

By Farm Radio International | May 26, 2016

FRI’s Karen Hampson (right) interviews Hiwot Tirfneh (centre) and other members of the Mearenet women’s radio listening group in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.  Nine women surround Hiwot,…

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Hamsatou Kano

How radio brought a nurse to Kokomani village

By Farm Radio International | May 20, 2016

Hamsatou Kano, president of the Kokomani women’s radio listening group, being interviewed for a radio broadcast. A single radio broadcast can change lives. This is certainly…

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Alice Apinya

Meet Alice Apinya, guinea fowl farmer in Ghana

By Farm Radio International | May 12, 2016

In a community in the Upper East Region of Ghana, small flocks of guinea fowl live in different pens. Three small doors open into different…

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‘I think radio has better pictures’: Q & A with Doug Ward, recent appointee to the Order of Canada

By Farm Radio International | Jan 14, 2016

Doug Ward, the chair of the board of FRI, in the studio at Radio Fana in Mali. We congratulate Doug Ward, the chair of our…

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Fuelling rural development through timber in Tanzania

By Farm Radio International | Jan 22, 2015

Rehema Chuma regularly ventures out into the 13,600 hectares of forest in her village of Mtawatawa. She braves the dangers of lions and illegal loggers…

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When radio proves more powerful than money

By Farm Radio International | Mar 20, 2014

Photo and story credit: Martin Mwape, a Zambian broadcaster from Breeze FM Masiye Mwale is a small-scale farmer in her thirties. She is a mother of…

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Rural women, like Eunice Barasa, love radio

By Farm Radio International | Mar 8, 2014

Kenyan radio broadcaster Petronillah Simwenyi of Sulwe FM (left) interviews farmer Eunice Barasa Photo credit: Petronillah Simwenyi  “My name is Eunice Barasa from Nasimbo village in…

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Rural women, like Samata Yussif, love radio

By Farm Radio International | Mar 7, 2014

Photo credit: Sylvie Harrison Samata Yussif is a groundnut (peanut) farmer from Kpatchulo in Ghana’s Northern Region. As a woman farmer, she says: “[The radio…

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Volunteer Profile — Janette McDonald: Board member offers lifetime of experience communicating with farmers

By Farm Radio International | Sep 11, 2012

Farm Radio International benefits from the dedication of Board members who bring expertise in management, agriculture, radio broadcasting, development communications, finance, legal counsel, and fundraising.…

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Noé Diarra: “I will avenge my field this year”

By Farm Radio International | Jun 20, 2012

Mariam Koné is a writer for Farm Radio Weekly. Recently, she met three farmers in Mali and captured their stories of how radio is helping…

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