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In times of crisis, we count on radio.
Help us get critical COVID-19
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in Africa.

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A creative way to support a farmer program: farming workshops

Many African radio stations struggle to raise money to support their agriculture programs. Recording equipment and taxi fares for reporters to interview farmers in distant villages can be costly. In addition, broadcasters schedule their farmer programs when farmers are available to listen—but that’s not always the timeslot that advertisers prefer. One private radio station in…
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Reducing food waste with new partnerships in Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania

Farm Radio International is bringing our success with social and behaviour change communication to an important global issue: food loss. Together with media partners Access Agriculture and Mediae, we will work through several communication channels to support Africa’s small-scale farmers to reduce post-harvest loss. Our Reducing post-harvest loss project will develop a communication strategy encompassing…
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Pack your bags for Ghana! Join our Discover Ghana tour and safari

Join the fun on our third learning tour and safari. This time, we will be exploring Ghana, experiencing the rich history, colourful markets, and seeing firsthand the perseverance and ingenuity of small-scale farmers in this West African country. We will also be visiting some of Farm Radio International’s broadcasting partners so that you can hear…
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Always innovating: Resources for broadcasters

Salome Thomas sits behind the controls at Orkonerei Radio Service in northern Tanzania. Since 1979, we’ve been serving our broadcasters with resources to help them produce high-quality radio programs that serve their small-scale farmers. Nearly 40 years later, we’re doing the same work, but in new and innovative ways. Here are six innovations we have…
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Guest post: My experience in Tanzania

Margaret Taylor-Sevier laughs with two Tanzanians as they show her the delicate balance required to carry a bunch of bananas to market. In this guest post, Margaret shares her reflections following our first learning tour to Tanzania. Regular readers of Tuning In will know that Farm Radio International led its first learning tour to Tanzania in February…
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Tuning In: Read our spring edition

This edition of Tuning In showcases one of our impactful and innovative radio formats: cooking shows. These shows discuss the importance of nutrition in engaging ways, highlighting nutrient-rich food like quality protein maize or orange-fleshed sweet potato. This issue also highlights the new resources we have been producing for broadcasters, including an online learning module…
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Update from the Hangar: Uliza Answers farmers’ questions

Photo Credit: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Bartay Photography We are constantly looking for innovative ways to connect farmers with each other – particularly using radio to amplify their voices so that one farmer’s questions and expertise can be shared with other farmers in their region. This is why we incorporate simple mobile surveys…
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A new tool for farmers facing the Fall armyworm: radio

In the Central and Western region of Uganda, farmers are busy with the first weeding of the season. As they head into their maize fields, they will be anxious to see just how the plants are growing — and how many have been affected by the Fall armyworm. Farmers in Uganda have been dealing with…

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Small-scale farmers produce most of the food in Africa, but too often can’t make ends meet. Thankfully, there's a simple and accessible tool that can help them help themselves: RADIO.

The world's most popular mass medium is especially important in rural Africa, where people rely on it for information.

Available to practically everyone and broadcast in local languages, radio has the power to transform lives and whole communities for the better. And, combined with digital technologies, it is more powerful than ever before.

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