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A look behind the scenes of FarmQuest with Radio Fanaka

Aug 29, 2014

For the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the six candidates that took part in the FarmQuest project in Mali:  six young…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Diakaridja Fomba

Aug 22, 2014

This week, we’re pleased to introduce you to the final candidate in the FarmQuest reality radio program in Mali: Diakaridja Fomba. Much like his fellow…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Fanto Samake

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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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