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Growing groundnuts: Farm Radio Resource Pack 97

January 23, 2014

In many African countries, groundnuts (known in North America as peanuts) are a crop of choice for small-scale farmers. They are relatively inexpensive to grow, and do not require highly specialized skills or expensive equipment. Because groundnuts add nitrogen to the soil, farmers can get a reasonable yield without heavy inputs of chemical or organic…

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Radio Program Approaches

Radio Program Approaches

May 23, 2018

  Radio program approaches Radio program approaches We have developed a range of approaches to radio programs that get results at scale. They are used in our radio projects to raise awareness, increase knowledge and drive the adoption of behaviours that help millions of people enjoy better livelihoods, nutrition and overall wellbeing each year. Participatory…

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Our work in Uganda

September 19, 2018

More than 40 indigenous languages are used in Uganda, with dialects varying from community to community. This has made for a very diverse and competitive radio landscape. From climate-smart agriculture and the development of radio based e-extension platforms, to scaling up the production and consumption of nutrient-rich crops, our team in Uganda works with local…

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Improving food security and gender equality for women, this International Women’s Day and beyond

March 3, 2023

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate reaching two million people with information on gender equality and food security.

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Farm Radio Resource Pack 108 is now online!

March 29, 2018

Our 108th Farm Radio Resource Pack was published this week, and circulated by email to 670+ broadcasting partners in 40 African countries. This is more than 2,000 individuals who have received our pack of interview scripts, radio dramas, and Broadcaster how-to guides. This time our pack includes several interview scripts on the topics of indigenous…

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A story in numbers

June 23, 2016

Ten radio stations, six languages, thirty episodes, and — we now know — tens of thousands of loyal listeners. These numbers describe My Children, a weekly drama about a farming family in Uganda (and the nutritional benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potato) that combines radio and mobile phones to connect with listeners. Utilizing software by TracFM, a Uganda-based organization…

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Spotlight: 10 years on, Uganda’s Radio Simba develops sustainable radio programs on orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

February 3, 2022

A radio series broadcast nearly 10 years ago has inspired Uganda’s Radio Simba to develop a sustainably viable agricultural program that continues today.

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Reaching the next generation through radio

February 12, 2015

On Feb. 13, FRI’s executive director Kevin Perkins is speaking at the World Radio Day symposium in the United Kingdom, hosted by the University of London. This year, World Radio Day is celebrating youth and innovation in radio. Read why Kevin knows radio can have a huge impact on youth.   For the crew at…

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woman listens to radio while cooking

Radio and food: a recipe for healthy communities

October 16, 2019

This World Food Day, it might seem a stretch to say radio has anything to do with food.  How can a device that picks up invisible signals in the air have anything to do with something that literally helps us survive? How can a voice on air have anything to do with achieving a #ZeroHunger…

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Our work in Senegal

September 19, 2018

Our work in Senegal Our work in Senegal Our Senegal office was officially opened in 2018 through a strategic partnership with CECI. We are currently taking part in the Uniterra volunteer-cooperation program in the country but also have a major focus on gender-equality programming. With funding from Global Affairs Canada, we are running our flagship…

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