How an odd little bird is helping farmers in Ghana make a living

Guinea Fowl Evaluation

In October, the Farm Radio International team in Tamale, Ghana, conducted a five day evaluation of the BRIDGE, or Bridging Rural Information Dissemination through Dialogue and Engagement, program.

The program sought to create awareness of best farming practices in guinea fowl rearing and to increase the participation of women and youth in this sector. The 12 week participatory radio series aired once a week on Radio Savannah.

Farm Radio volunteer Maxine Betteridge-Moes was in the field to conduct the evaluation alongside programs officer Mark Kudafa and three other field officers.

Listen to her account of the process — and the voices of farmers, broadcasters and stakeholders she talked to about the program.

BRIDGE is a project jointly implemented by Farm Radio International through Uniterra, a WUSC and CECI program. Maxine Betteridge-Moes is volunteering with Farm Radio International in Tamale, Ghana through the Uniterra program. She has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Carleton University. In addition to her work with Farm Radio, Maxine is a freelance writer and podcast producer. She has experience living, working and studying in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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