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Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), www.idrc.ca. Research problem Scaling-up agricultural innovations that can contribute to food and nutrition security is one of the key challenges facing development organizations, research institutions, governments and the civil society. This research initiative will examine the…

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Using radio and interactive ICTs to improve food security among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Highlights • Participatory strategies can enhance radio’s effectiveness for rural development. • ICTs including mobile phones facilitate participation in radio campaigns. • Participatory radio can increase knowledge and adoption of agricultural practices. • Results from African research may be relevant for other developing regions and sectors. Radio is the most widely used medium for disseminating…

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GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

GeoPoll Technical Report: Farm Radio International Ghana Rice production in Volta & Maize production in Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana

Farm Radio International (FRI) commissioned GeoPoll to conduct two SMS polls to measure the impact of interactive rural radio (IRR) programming in the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. This report analyses the data gathered during these two SMS surveys. Both of these interventions were part of FRI’s New Alliance Interactive Radio Technologies (ICT)…

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Getting results with interactive radio (partnership brochure)

Getting results with interactive radio (partnership brochure)

Radio remains the most accessible information and communication medium in sub-Saharan Africa. Combined with mobile phones, it’s more powerful than ever before. Learn how working with one of the world’s leading radio for development organizations can help you engage rural citizens to enable learning and effect change. Farm Radio International is the only international non-profit…

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Radio innovation showcase: The Listening Post

Radio innovation showcase: The Listening Post

The Listening Post is a platform for two-way communication between extension services and farmers. It takes advantage of the ubiquitous access to radio and mobile phones in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa to engage farmers on development initiatives. Through the Listening Post, development organizations share information and encourage dialogue with radio broadcasts, while farmers provide…

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Thematic briefing note: Cultivating farmer resilience to climate change

Thematic briefing note: Cultivating farmer resilience to climate change

Farm Radio International supports farmers in learning about and applying techniques to increase their resilience to climate change. We work closely with partner radio stations insub-Saharan Africa to produce and broadcast participatory radio programs that provide practical, detailed information on adaptive agricultural practices. These radio programs — broadcast in local languages and featuring the voices…

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Outcome Evaluation Report Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

Outcome Evaluation Report: Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

Between 2012 and 2015, Farm Radio International and its partners launched a radio campaign focused on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), a vitamin-A rich staple crop in the four campaign countries. An estimated 3.5 million households tuned into the programs. The campaign demonstrated that, when used effectively, radio is a valuable tool to educate listeners about…

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