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Meet FarmQuest candidate Fanto Samake

By Farm Radio International | Aug 15, 2014

Fanto Samake has been around cattle since childhood and, as a candidate in the FarmQuest reality radio program, wanted to raise dairy cows. Unfortunately for Fanto,…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Salimata Traore

By Farm Radio International | Aug 8, 2014

Salimata Traore was a timid young woman when she was selected to be a candidate in the FarmQuest project. While shyness is not an ideal…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Kafune Mariko

By Farm Radio International | Aug 1, 2014

This video introduces you to Kafune Mariko, the youngest contestant in the FarmQuest reality radio series. Kafune’s parents were farmers, and she learned from an…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Mamadou Diarra

By Farm Radio International | Jul 25, 2014

Like many other youth from rural areas in Africa, Mamadou Diarra left his village of Ballan, Mali, to make money in the city. However, the…

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

By Farm Radio International | Jul 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…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Awa Doumbia

By Farm Radio International | Jul 18, 2014

This video introduces you to Awa Doumbia, a FarmQuest contestant from the village of Dien, in Mali’s Mopti District. Through her participation in the FarmQuest project,…

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You’ve met the FarmQuest candidates. Now see them in action!

By Farm Radio International | Jul 11, 2014

Last year, we excitedly announced the launch of FarmQuest, an innovative new reality radio program in Mali designed to encourage youth to consider farming as…

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award!

By Farm Radio International | Dec 3, 2013

Congratulations to Kasooha Ismael and Anthony Lwanga of Uganda and Lydia Ajono of Ghana, winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award. This award recognizes farm radio broadcasters for their outstanding…

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Farm Radio “hangs out” with Gates Foundation

By Farm Radio International | Jun 10, 2013

Technology and new media are playing an increasingly active role in society. Hashtags, tweetups and followers have entered our lives (and the blogosphere) in recent…

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From Dream lost to Dream Job

By Farm Radio International | May 2, 2013

The day that Blythe failed physics, her life-long dream of become a veterinarian was crushed. Initially devastated, she enrolled in a new program at UBC…

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