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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.


What does radio have to do with food security?

By Farm Radio International | Jul 30, 2010

“We knew the technique of composting, but it is by the strength of radio that we have the courage to do so.” These words from…

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Award-winning partner Adama Zongo from Radio rurale du Burkina shares his best story

By Farm Radio International | Jul 16, 2010

Adama Zongo has been the editor-in-chief of Farm Radio broadcasting partner Radio rurale du Burkina – the national broadcaster – since 2005. But Adama is…

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Listen to another award-winning script

By Farm Radio International | Jun 17, 2010

We are happy to present the second English audio production of one of our award-winning scripts from the Smallholder Farmer Innovation script package. Thanks once…

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Rosemond Ohene: Giving Voice to Farmers in Ghana

By Farm Radio International | Jun 9, 2010

Rosemond Ohene, a graduate from Cape Cost University in Accra, joined Ghana’s Rite FM with no experience in radio broadcasting.  It was a very challenging…

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“Honouring a Father’s Passion” – featured in latest Network News

By Farm Radio International | Jun 3, 2010

The best way to pay a tribute is to respect and honour the passions of loved ones. Ian Fraser has just done that by making…

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From extension officer to farm radio broadcaster

By Farm Radio International | May 27, 2010

His name is Asio Koku, an agricultural research officer working for Ho Municipality in Ghana. His duties include sending information about new technologies to farmers…

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Participatory Radio Campaigns Work

By Farm Radio International | May 21, 2010

It has been 3 years since we launched the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) in which we set out to assess the effectiveness of…

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Competition winner says listening to farmers is the key

By Farm Radio International | May 7, 2010

John Cheburet’s “media fantasy” was formed at a young age. As a boy, he and his brother used their father’s radio. They listened to many…

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Farmer Innovation Script Package Launched

By Farm Radio International | Apr 28, 2010

Welcome to package 90! This package features the 15 winning scripts from the radio scriptwriting competition on smallholder farmer innovation. The scripts tell fascinating stories…

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Radio 2.0: Using SMS to Enhance Radio

By Farm Radio International | Apr 9, 2010

“Beep Beep” the sound of an SMS (short message service) arriving in your phone’s inbox rings and vibrates from your pocket.  You pause for a moment…

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Winnie & Rose’s Story

By Farm Radio International | Apr 1, 2010

Last fall, I visited the village of Omotol in the Seroti District of north-eastern Uganda. This is one community that has been reached by a…

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Press Release: Farm Radio International Wins Award for Radio Campaign Strategy in Africa

By Farm Radio International | Mar 23, 2010

Ottawa, Canada, March 23, 2010 – Farm Radio International is a recipient of the ALINe 2010 Farmer Voice Awards announced on March 11.  Organizations from…

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