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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2021

From combatting stereotypes to combatting COVID-19, radio has changed the lives of farmers across Africa. In this fall’s Tuning In, hear from Yeshi Diba, in Ethiopia, who feared leaving her home due to the threat of COVID-19 — that is, until radio separated fact from fiction. You’ll also see a day in the life of…

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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2021

It’s spring, and Tuesday night is a night for radio! Meet the community listening group in Senegal that meets every Tuesday to discuss their health and the health of their community. Inside this edition of Tuning In, hear from the talented group of African broadcasters who won this year’s George Atkins Communications Award, and the…

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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2021

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we share some stories we love. Read about how in Tanzania, our programs on weather have made a difference to the farmers who rely on rains, In Sierra Leone and Liberia, learn alongside learners themselves! We share a story about our project on distance learning during the pandemic,…

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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2020

This edition of Tuning In turns to the work Farm Radio is doing in rural communities across Africa as markets are shut and COVID-19 does its best to disrupt the best-laid plans. Meet Fatoumata Camara, a Senegalese farmer adjusting not only to COVID-19 disruptions, but also climate change. Learn how a Kenyan radio station is…

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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2020

This edition of Tuning In showcases the essential work of broadcasters in a crisis. Learn how broadcasters from Burkina Faso and Uganda are keeping their communities informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how Farm Radio International is supporting broadcasters across Africa in their response. Also, read about Velma Odwori in Kenya is using her station…

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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2020

This edition of Tuning In introduces you to the women who listen to our programs in Senegal and Burkina Faso. Learn about how we’re designing our programs to meet the needs of women in these communities — and how communities themselves are learning and growing together. We also introduce you to the winners of the…

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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2019

This edition of Tuning In looks at the impact of climate change in the lives of small scale farmers across sub-Saharan Africa — and how radio is helping. We check in with our country head of programs in Tanzania about a new project designed to get climate information — and what to do about it…

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Tuning In newsletter: Spring 2019

This edition of Tuning In is all about celebrating our 40th anniversary. We trace our roots to where it all began: on a rural road in Zambia with our founder George Atkins, and then take a look forward into our future with executive director Kevin Perkins. We celebrate some of our favourite broadcasters: Canadian Lloyd…

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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2019

This edition of Tuning In showcases the impact our work can have on individual farmers like Matefie Meja, a single mother and farmer in Ethiopia, but also how farmers and radio can help build communities. This issue also highlights some of our favourite moments of 2018, but also looks forward to 2019 as we prepare…

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Tuning In newsletter: Fall 2018

This edition of Tuning In showcases some of our efforts to combat the Fall armyworm — a destructive invasive species new to the African continent. Hear from Rex Chapota, our Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa, who was himself impacted by the hungry caterpillar, as well as take an inside look at the work…

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