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.

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 cards.

Send a tribute 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.

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.

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Give from the US

To make a gift in US dollars and receive a US tax receipt please proceed to our donation form on the CAF America website.

We have partnered with CAF America to allow residents of the US to give to Farm Radio and receive a US tax receipt. Please note that this link will bring you to the CAF America website for gift processing.

Make a gift from the US today!



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.

Zaina Issa Nkungu

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


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

Janet Reed

"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

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

Beryl Wilson

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


[email protected]

Volunteer opportunities

At a distance:

We are always looking for French and English speaking volunteer mentors for broadcasters.  

On a regular basis, Farm Radio International offers an online training course to African broadcasters. The online courses on farm radio programs  last ten weeks, and  help more than 200 broadcasters from across sub-Saharan Africa to create farm radio programs that are engaging, entertaining and informative. 

We are looking for mentors to provide comments on the 3 assignments submitted by learners. If you are interested please contact Meli  ([email protected]) or email us at [email protected].

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 [email protected].

Employment opportunities

Local Networker. Malawi. Deadline: September 12, 2021. Learn more or apply now.

Financial Analyst. Ottawa. Deadline: Open until filled Learn more or apply now.

Finance Officer. (French). Mali. Deadline: August 31, 2021. Learn more or apply now.

Country Representative. (French). Mali. Deadline: Open until filled. Learn more or apply now.

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy. Ethiopia. Deadline: Aug. 27, 2021. Learn more or apply now

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy. Malawi. Deadline: Aug. 27, 2021. Learn more or apply now

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy. Mozambique. Deadline: Aug. 27, 2021. Learn more or apply now

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy. Zambia. Deadline: Aug. 27, 2021. Learn more or apply now

Drama Script Writing and Production Consultant. Ghana. Deadline: Aug. 20, 2021. Learn more or apply now.

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Consultancy. Malawi. Deadline: July 11, 2021. Learn more or apply now.

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 [email protected] or download our partnership brochure to get started.

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