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Celebrating 40 years of radio excellence

Celebrating 40 years of radio excellence

Farm Radio International's story begins on a bumpy road in rural Zambia in 1975, where our founder, George Atkins, found himself in conversation with a number of African farm broadcasters.

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Remembering George Atkins

By Farm Radio International | Nov 30, 2010

It was one year ago today, that Farm Radio International founder, Dr. George Atkins, passed away. The support of farm broadcasters by this unique Canadian…

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New Technology Meets Old Radio

By Farm Radio International | Nov 29, 2010

The year 2009-2010 was a remarkable period of reflection, celebration, loss and hope for Farm Radio International. We marked the 30th anniversary of the organization,…

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“The bond I have with my farmers is not an ordinary one” – Grace Amito

By Farm Radio International | Nov 22, 2010

On November 5, 2010 Farm Radio International was proud to announce the 2010 George Atkins Communications Award winner was Grace Amito, a broadcaster from Mega…

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Record number of scripts submitted in 2010 scriptwriting competition on healthy communities

By Farm Radio International | Nov 17, 2010

Farm Radio International’s most successful and well-attended online scriptwriting course ended on 23 October. A total of 410 participants signed up, with 104 completing all…

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Grace Amito from Mega FM, Uganda, wins the 2010 George Atkins Communication Award!

By Farm Radio International | Nov 5, 2010

Ms. Amito was part of the Mega FM African Farm Radio Research Initiative team which produced very popular participatory radio campaigns on honey production and…

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World Food Day: Farmers call for a united front against hunger in Burkina Faso (by Inoussa Maiga, for Farm Radio Weekly)

By Farm Radio International | Oct 16, 2010

Saïdou Ouedrago is a farmer in Koualga, a village in southern Burkina Faso. He is a happy man. His wheat fields promise a good harvest…

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Rwanda: Climate change concerns farmers on World Food Day (by Jean Paul Ntezimana for Farm Radio Weekly in Rwanda)

By Farm Radio International | Oct 13, 2010

It is a Thursday morning with bright sunshine and a fresh breeze. Potatoes are heaped on freshly dug land. The farmer inspects them one by…

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Alberta to Africa — a continued role in farm extension

By Farm Radio International | Oct 7, 2010

Charlie Cheshire spent his entire career helping farmers adopt new technologies in his home province of Alberta. He worked with radio to reach more Albertan…

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The Case for Radio-on-Demand in Africa

By Farm Radio International | Sep 2, 2010

Over the past few weeks Farm Radio International was fortunate enough to be covered in a great article by Melissa Ulbricht (@melissaulbricht) on both Mobile…

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Farm Radio Scriptwriting Competition Has Record Number of Participants!

By Farm Radio International | Aug 26, 2010

Farm Radio International’s fourth radio scriptwriting competition on Healthy Communities in sub-Saharan Africa is well underway. On August 16th, a free, 10 week online scriptwriting…

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“Radio can bring people together”

By Farm Radio International | Aug 13, 2010

Farm Radio International broadcast partner, Lydia Ajono, has been involved with the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN) since it began in 1999. She has worked…

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Healthy Soils Make Healthy Farms

By Farm Radio International | Aug 6, 2010

Soil is the foundation of farming. When farmers take care of the soil and ensure that it’s healthy, the farm will be more likely to…

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