In times of crisis, we depend on radio. Help us get critical COVID-19 information to millions in Africa.
The role of radio
At this very moment, people everywhere are doing exactly the same thing to protect themselves and their loved ones from this global pandemic — turning on their radio.
The same is true for hundreds of millions of rural Africans for which radio is a vital lifeline. For so many, radio is their only source of information.
For those who live in countries with weakened health systems or in remote communities with basic services, the spread of COVID-19 is a terrifying thought.
Never has the role of Farm Radio International been more relevant to rural Africans and to us all. Our work is part of the collective efforts of the entire world.
How you can help
This is an unprecedented moment in history when all humanity is pulling together to make a difference for each other. We know times are tough — donating even the smallest amount can make a difference.
Become a monthly donor
In times like these, we're so thankful for our monthly donors who enable us to do this kind of work without interruption.
What we're doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19
We're actively developing, sharing and distributing good information to broadcasters so they are equipped and can stay safe while getting information to their listeners about how to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We've set up or are reinforcing existing spaces, such as WhatsApp groups, to give radio broadcasters a place to learn from each other about best practices in COVID-19 radio programming.
We're adapting our current radio project programming in Africa, where appropriate, to meet the needs of communities affected by COVID-19 and to prevent further spread of the virus.
Rapid Emergency Fund
We're launching an emergency fund to support broadcasters and radio stations as they develop exceptional communication efforts to underserved communities while they are needed most.
Our digital innovation team is developing a broadcaster rapid response call in service and chat bot, allowing broadcasters access to FAQs, to fact check information and ask question in real time.
The latest COVID-19 news from Farm Radio International
Never has Farm Radio International’s role been more vital. Those living in isolated communities in Africa need reliable information to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Help us today by donating now.