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The She Show of Ahomka FM is the runner-up for the 2021 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

She Show – Ahomka FM: Runner-up of the 2021 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

March 12, 2021

The She Show is a weekly show all about women’s issues, from their finances and sex life to child rearing, health, family issues, and more

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How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

February 21, 2018

Since 2012, we’ve been on air in Ethiopia in partnership with four radio stations to discuss quality protein maize, a variety of maize that offers a complete protein to both people and livestock who consume it. Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray are the four regions responsible for 90% of maize production in Ethiopia, making these…

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Tuning in to broadcasting tips with our audio Broadcaster how-to guides

March 16, 2018

A broadcasting partner from Mali Sometimes, you just have to hear something to really understand. Particularly when it comes to learning about how to produce a radio program. This is why we developed an audio Broadcaster how-to guide. We provide broadcasters with low-cost training materials, including written Broadcaster how-to guides, as well as e-courses and…

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Voices from the field: Farmer stories from northern Ghana

September 7, 2017

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy in Ghana, with more than half of the labour force in the country earning income from agriculture. Despite this, Ghana is classified as a food-deficit country and more than one in five Ghanaian children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Part of the problem is that Ghana’s small-scale farmers under-invest…

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Talking about OFSP vines

A story of success promoting orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

December 17, 2015

Maria Mchele (right) tells her story of growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Radio Maria broadcaster Agnes Shayo, who featured Maria’s story as part of a 16-week participatory radio campaign. Maria Mchele walks out of her tin-roofed house carrying a yellow solar radio ready to collect sunrays. Beside her new house, her four grandchildren play in…

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For farmers facing climate change, radio means resilience

November 18, 2016

Photo: Jesse Winter One of the ultimate injustices of climate change is that those who have contributed to it the least are those most vulnerable to its impacts. Highly dependent on small-scale and rainfed agriculture, sub-Saharan Africa stands to be struck severely by climatic instability. Thankfully, radio has immense power to help farmers adapt in the…

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Voices from the field: Bob Kuribil is learning from the radio, and sharing what he hears

January 9, 2018

Bob Kuribil is the most recent in a long line of guinea fowl rearers. He grew up in the Upper East Region of Ghana raising the birds along side his dad, as his father did a generation before. Despite his expertise, Bob said there was more to learn. When GBC Radio launched their two-year campaign…

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Earl Samuels: George Atkins Communications Award Winner, Fiila FM, Ghana

October 20, 2018

It was a desire to empower his people and provide access to information in hard times that inspired Earl Samuels to pursue a career in broadcast journalism nearly 27 years ago. He has worked in television, radio and the newspaper industry covering everything from sports to politics to entertainment and social issues. But over the…

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Fall Armyworm

Small but hungry

September 20, 2017

A new and dangerous pest is quickly spreading across Africa. In less than two years, the Fall armyworm has been spotted in 26 countries from Nigeria, to South Africa, to Zimbabwe. As a caterpillar, this voracious pest feeds on 80 plant species, including maize, millet, sorghum, rice, and wheat. Many of these are staple foods…

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Voices from the field: Benedetha, Tanzania

March 14, 2014

Benadetha Mmaravi is a teacher and farmer from Msijute village in the Mtwara Region of southern Tanzania. Valuing education, she is working hard in both of these roles to pay school fees for her five children, not being able to rely on her husband’s income now that he is retired from government service or on…

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