Sharing Knowledge, Giving Voice

Our work in

Nigeria

Our work in

Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with almost half of the population under the age of 18. It is also highly diverse, with more than 500 ethnic groups and languages. This makes for a very rich and dynamic media landscape, characterized by entrepreneurship, new technologies and social media, as well as a growing number of university- and community-based radio stations. We started working in Nigeria in 2018 through a strategic partnership with the Institute for Media and Society. We are now working with Pyxera Global and TechnoServe on the Rockefeller Foundation’s innovative post-harvest loss program, focusing on the tomato value chain. We look forward to expanding operations to cover more of the country in the coming years.

Our reach

Nigeria

13 million potential listeners

By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Nigeria have a combined potential audience of more than 13 million people.

Stories

Partners

Feature projects

Feature publications

Getting-results-with-interactive-radio-partnership-brochure
2016 | Brochure

Getting results with interactive radio

Bill-Melinda-Gates-Foundation-Profiles-for-Progress
2010 | Project Brief

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Profiles for Progress

Thematic-briefing-note-Promoting-gender-equality-through-knowledge-and-information
2016 | Thematic Briefing

Thematic briefing note: Promoting gender equality through knowledge and information

Country snapshot

152nd on the Human Development Index

190,886,311 total population

51% rural population

36.5% employment in agriculture

41% rural access to electricity

50% women’s literacy rate

Source: UNDP, World Bank

Staple crops

Cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, sorghum, rice, millet, cowpea, groundnut, tomato

Our work in Nigeria

29 Broadcasting partners

1985 First broadcasting partner joined

2018 Country office opened

2018 First radio project

Contact

c/o Institute for Media and Society

3 Emina Crescent, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Tel/Fax: +234.80.3307.9828

nigeria@farmradio.org

Project broadcast languages

Hausa

Digital solutions at work

Beep2Vote

Beep2Vote

On the air

Radio Marketplace

Radio Marketplace

PRC

Participatory Radio Campaign

Community Listening Group

Community Listener Group