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Radio innovations from The Hangar: Beeping for vital information

February 4, 2016

Radio is a fantastic tool for reaching millions of listeners with life-changing information. But the cell phone revolution is making this communication tool even more powerful. A cell phone allows listeners to call the radio station and contribute to a program.   ‘Beeping’ also allows callers to contribute and receive information in new ways. ‘Beeping’…

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Her Voice on Air: Speaking up and fighting drought in Ethiopia

May 26, 2016

FRI’s Karen Hampson (right) interviews Hiwot Tirfneh (centre) and other members of the Mearenet women’s radio listening group in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.  Nine women surround Hiwot, the leader of the Mearenet women’s radio listening group. Their group, which means equality in Amharic, regularly meets to listen to agricultural programs aired on their local radio station, Dimtsi Weyane Tigray.…

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Our work in Ghana

September 18, 2018

Our work in Ghana Our work in Ghana Ghana has a very dynamic public sphere, facilitated by a well-developed network of internet providers and more than 500 radio stations. We have worked with more radio stations in Ghana than any other country, operating in multiple languages across all of the country’s ten regions. In addition…

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Genet, a woman farmer, is interviewed for a radio show

The power of women’s voices

March 7, 2021

Women don’t need to be “given a voice.” They already have one. This International Women’s Day, we should be listening to them.

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Keeping crucial radio stations on air in face of COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Thanks to additional funding from Canada, Farm Radio International will support broadcasters who provide essential pandemic-related information to remote and rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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A woman listens to a radio program on her phone in Sare Samba Netty in Senegal

15 million listeners tune in to weekly programs on gender equality

March 1, 2022

More than 90 per cent of people in listening clubs say radio programs have transformed gender norms in their communities thanks to a Farm Radio International project.

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Uganda Community Green Radio: Winner of the 2020 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

March 6, 2020

The Nyinabwenge women’s program on Uganda Community Green Radio is excelling at amplifying the voices of rural women.

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Our work in Uganda

September 19, 2018

Our work in Uganda Our work in Uganda 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. We are best known in Uganda for our work promoting vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potato through a highly popular radio…

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EVENT | On Air Dialogues: Rural voices on the global stage

September 13, 2021

Join us on Monday, Sept. 20 for to explore the views of 3,500 small-scale farmers ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

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Sharing her voice on air

October 15, 2015

Farmers in Msisi practice ‘beeping’ and recording messages for broadcasters. A group of 20 farmers have gathered in Msisi, a village near Singida in central Tanzania. Cellphone in hand, they leave missed calls to the same phone number. Seconds later, the room is filled with the sound of ringtones. The farmers answer, listen to an…

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