Sharing Knowledge, Giving Voice

Our work in

Mali

Our work in

Mali

Political unrest and insecurity in Mali in recent years has made radio an even more critical source of information and dialogue, as internal conflict often results in reduced public services. Working in Mali remains a challenge due to security concerns, but we are proud to have maintained our presence there since 2007. In fact, Bamako is home to our longest-operating francophone office.

A large country with a relatively small, highly dispersed population, Mali has a radio landscape characterized by many small, local and community-oriented stations. It is home to one of our favourite projects in our history: a reality radio series called FarmQuest that saw six young farmers compete to be named their region’s best new farmer.

Our reach

Mali

7.8 million potential listeners

By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Mali have a combined potential audience of more than 7.8 million people.

Stories

Partners

Feature projects

Feature publications

FarmQuest-reality-radio-in-Mali-to-encourage-youth-to-consider-farming-as-a-business - Copy
2014 | Outcome evaluation

FarmQuest: reality radio in Mali to encourage youth to consider “farming as a business”

participatory-radio-and-food-security - Copy
2011 | Research report

Participatory Radio Campaigns and Food Security

African-Rural-Radio-Program-Analysis-Research-summary
2016 | Research report

African Rural Radio Program Analysis

Country snapshot

175th on the Human Development Index

18,541,980 total population

59% rural population

58% employment in agriculture

1.8% rural access to electricity

22% women’s literacy rate

Source: UNDP, World Bank

Staple crops

Millet, sorghum, rice, maize, wheat, barley, cowpea, groundnut

Our work in Mali

56 Broadcasting partners

1991 First broadcasting partner joined

2007 Country office opened

2007 First radio project

Contact

PO Box E84, Niamokoro Cité

Tel/Fax: +233.20.20.95.17

mali@farmradio.org

Project broadcast languages

Français, Bamanankan (Bambara), Sonhai

Digital solutions at work

Beep4Tips

Beep4Tips

Uliza Answers

Uliza Answers

Beep2Vox

Beep2Vox

Beep2Vote

Beep2Vote

Beep4Weather

Beep4Weather

Beep4Inputs

Beep4Inputs

Uliza Log

Uliza Log

On the air

Radio Marketplace

Radio Marketplace

PRC

Participatory Radio Campaign

Her voice on air

Her Voice on Air

Listening Post

Listening Post

Community Listening Group

Community Listening Group

Drama Plus

Drama Plus

Climate advisory

Climate and Weather Advisory Services