Our work in
Our work in
Ethiopia is home to some of our most popular radio programs. Given the country’s large population (the second largest in Africa) and strong public service broadcasting system, the programs we have supported there have reached tens of millions of people. Our projects in Ethiopia have focused on diverse topics, from the production of teff and to the consumption of high-protein maize, often utilizing Community Listening Groups to drive interaction between listeners and broadcasters. Our close relationship with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology enabled us to work together to help farmers affected by the 2016-17 drought — the worst one in fifty years.
43 million potential listeners
By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Ethiopia have a combined potential audience of more than 43 million people.
Tef, wheat, maize, sorghum, barley
Our work in Ethiopia
32 Broadcasting partners
1995 First broadcasting partner joined
2010 Country office opened
2009 First radio project
Project broadcast languages
Amharic, Oromiffa, Tigrigna, Benchigna, Kefigna, Wolayetigna, Sidamigna