Sharing Knowledge, Giving Voice

This is more than just radio.

In rural Africa, it's a lifeline.

This is more than just radio.

In rural Africa, it's a lifeline.

Who

benefits?

Prisca Hando, a broadcaster with Radio Mwangaza FM in Dodoma, Tanzania, presenting the first episode of "Mwangaza na Kilimo"

Radio broadcasters

Good, dependable information can be hard to come by in rural Africa. Our radio scripts and other resources help hundreds of stations share valuable farming and health information with the communities they serve. We also offer training and support to help them develop their skills and create the best possible programs for their listeners.

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Small-scale farmers

It sounds simple, but a high-quality radio program can be the difference between a good harvest and a bad one, health and hunger, and a life of plenty or one plagued by poverty. The radio shows and services that we support help tens of millions of farmers enjoy a better life through their own hard work and determination.

Why support us?

Proudly Canadian

For nearly 40 years

Established in 1979 by celebrated CBC farm radio broadcaster George Atkins, Farm Radio International has been a registered charity in Canada for several decades. 

Give with confidence

Trustworthy and transparent

We work hard to make every dollar go as far as possible. In the last fiscal year, 84.5% of our funds went directly to our core programs, with only 14.5% spent on administration and fundraising. We are proud to have been rated a top charity by Charity Intelligence Canada, earning its highest rating of four stars. 

For more information please download our latest audited financial statements or view our Canada Revenue Agency listing.

A leader

In communication for development

We are the only international non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to using radio as a tool for rural development in Africa.

We have won a number of awards for the innovation and impact of our work, including from the World Summit on the Information Society, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Agricultural, Learning, and Impacts Network (ALINe).

Lasting change

Radio gets results

Studies show that up to 40% of those who listen to a radio program supported by Farm Radio make a change as a result.  

And that’s just the beginning ... good ideas have a way of spreading. 

Plus, the benefits don’t stop at reducing hunger. Those who grow more and better food also experience better nutrition and overall health and are able to pay for  expenses such as education and household needs. 

What our supporters say

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“I trust Farm Radio International to spend my bequest where it’s needed the most."

Janet Reed
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"I became a monthly donor to Farm Radio International because I wanted to contribute to something larger than myself and to an organization that would ensure my donations make a big impact."

Anish Parmar
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“Farm Radio makes a difference because it provides long-term solutions to help people to help themselves.”

Beryl Wilson

Other ways to give

Tribute gifts

A great way to honour a loved one

Honour a loved one with the gift of lasting change. Dedicate a donation in their name and send one of our beautiful e-cards.

Send a tribute gift e-card today!

Planned gifts

Invest in a better future

A simple way to make a big difference is to make a bequest in your will. Including Farm Radio International as a beneficiary in your will leave a lasting legacy while reducing the tax paid by your estate.  

You may also be able to make a significant gift now. Annuities, life insurance policies, interest-free loans, and trusts can be planned with a knowledgeable advisor, and provide tax relief when you need it.

Contact us to discuss this type of gift.

Donate securities

A tax-smart way to give

You will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of a donation of publicly traded stock or securities and you will not be subject to any capital gains tax. And transfers are quick and easy. Please give us a call if you wish to give this way and we can help make the process as smooth as possible.

Contact us to discuss this type of gift.

Fundraise for us

Our supporters do amazing things!

Help make a big difference by engaging your friends and family to support our work. You could collect donations to celebrate your birthday or the memory of a loved one or even host an event. Contact us to get started.

Contact us

Do you have questions about our work? Give us a call or reach us by email.

1-888-773-7717

info@farmradio.org

Volunteer opportunities

If you would like to volunteer for Farm Radio International in Canada or one of our African offices, please send your resume and a written introduction to info@farmradio.org.

For volunteer opportunities in Africa, please check out the Uniterra program.

Employment opportunities

We are not currently recruiting for any paid positions, but please check back later or follow us on LinkedIn if you are interested in joining our team.

Join our network

Are you a broadcaster based in sub-Saharan Africa? Become a broadcasting partner to benefit from the resources and professional development opportunities that we provide.

Get results with radio

Are you interested in using radio to achieve development outcomes at scale? Email partnerships@farmradio.org or download our partnership brochure to get started.

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