Radio saves lives.

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

COVID-19: Our response

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

The “Best Husband” contest: Encouraging men to take part in the health of mothers and children

The Best Husband Contest raises awareness about the role of men in the maternal, child and newborn health

Family farmers are the backbone of food security and nutrition in Africa, let their voices be heard

Farm Radio International, YenKasa Africa and the FAO launch radio campaign aims to advance resilient family farming in Africa.
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Our work on COVID-19: A glimpse so far

In the four months since Farm Radio's work on COVID-19 began, we've connected more than 1,500 broadcasters with key supports so they can serve their communities during this pandemic.

Emergency Hotline Service: Developing a COVID call-in service for broadcasters

Farm Radio International has developed a new emergency hotline for broadcasters to find information, leave questions and get answers to pressing information about COVID-19.

Farm Radio International – defining our role in the anti-racism movement

When news of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer spread, and Black Lives Matter protests took place in many parts of the West and other parts of the world, we took serious thought as an organization. As individuals, we were shocked, angered, and saddened. We reached out to…

Broadcasters support locust response as infestations threaten farmers

Broadcasters in Kenya are serving farmers as they face dual emergencies: the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing locust infestation.
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Bringing listeners on-air, keeping staff out of harm’s way: How Radio Salaki is responding to COVID-19

Radio Salaki in Burkina Faso is taking no chances when it comes to the health of its reporters. They're adapting to COVID-19, and making sure their radio programs do the same.

From wildfires to COVID: the importance of local journalism in emergencies

What covering the 2017 British Columbia wildfires taught me about the importance of local news during an emergency.

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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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We offer resources and training to improve rural radio programs.

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We come up with new ways to make radio better than ever before. 

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