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Interactive radio: A low-impact way to grow eco-friendly agriculture

April 22, 2016

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the various ways that human beings are part of and interact with the environment. A time to commit to changing our ways, and living more lightly and harmoniously with our fellow earthlings. With the world’s population quickly approaching 7.5 billion, it’s important that we learn to do…

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Audio postcard: Using entertainment to prevent an Ebola outbreak

March 12, 2015

“Papa doctor, I beg of you. If you do not want my trouble you will give me my son’s corpse. We have to mourn and bury him. We have to mourn and bury our son,” begins the script Abena Dansoa Danso is writing. Abena Danso is a script writer with Farm Radio International in Ghana.…

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This farmer may be blind, but that won’t stop him from seeing success

November 3, 2016

Ekow Yamoah is also known as “Ekow Vulcaniser” — a name he gets from his work fixing tires at his shop in Anamabo in the Central Region of Ghana. But his nickname could also easily be “Ekow the Unstoppable.” Ekow started farming on the side to supplement the income from his tire shop. He grows and…

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Interactive radio: Key to achieving the SDGs

July 29, 2016

Photo credit: Jesse Winter One of the landmarks of last year was the global agreement on a new plan of action to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York and unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals…

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Audio postcard: An interview with cashew farmer Adu Agi Trun

October 2, 2013

*Above: Ghanaian cashew farmer Adu Agi Trun (centre) participates in a focus group discussion.   Hi, I’m Janelle. I work at the Farm Radio International office in Accra, Ghana. I’m a radio technical development officer. Between the 9th and 11th of July, I was part of a team who visited the Brong-Ahafo region in Ghana and…

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Audio postcard: Reaching farmers in local languages

June 24, 2016

Program quality monitors make calls to farmers, speaking five of the languages of northern Ghana.   The Farm Radio International office in Tamale, Northern Ghana, booms like a busy call center every weekday.  Calls are made to listeners of Farm Radio programs to collect their profile information in order to share relevant farming tips with farmers…

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Audio postcard: An old garage becomes FRI’s technology “Hangar”

February 11, 2014

My name is Bart, Captain Sullivan. I’m the radio and ICT (information and communication technology) manager for Farm Radio International. The Hangar came about because we ran out of space in the office that we are currently working in. This garage, which was used to park the office car, was just sitting there, and we…

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Farm Radio International scripts now available in Swahili and Hausa!

August 9, 2012

In May 1979, Farm Radio International founder, George Atkins, sent the first script package to 34 radio broadcasters in 26 countries. His idea was to share practical farm information in a world-wide exchange through the most assessable medium, radio. He sought out information about affordable and appropriate agricultural techniques, such as how to fertilize their…

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The long road to launching Radio Taboo, a solar-powered station in the Cameroon rainforest (and new FRI broadcasting partner)

July 4, 2018

Ngambé-Tikar district lacks many things: schools, libraries, running water, electricity, and hospitals. But one thing this district in Cameroon no longer lacks is a radio station. After more than seven years of work, Issa Nyaphaga finally saw his vision traditions and cultures. One of its flagship programs is Bonsoir le village (“Good evening village”), a…

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Press Release: Farm Radio International’s work serving women farmers featured at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania

June 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuning in to what women farmers want: Farm Radio International (FRI) shines a spotlight on the importance of women farmers’ radio at the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 2-3, 2013. The Summit marks the launch of Her Farm Radio, a suite of…

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