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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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Paza Sauti — The results are in!

June 10, 2014

We asked and farmers answered. Small-scale farmers are responsible for approximately 75 per cent of agricultural production in Tanzania, making an important contribution to the economy, but they often feel their voices are not being heard. Paza Sauti (Swahili for “raise your voice”) was an innovative poll conducted to help farmers’ voices reach policy-makers by…

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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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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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Press Release: Farm Radio International Wins Award for Radio Campaign Strategy in Africa

March 23, 2010

Ottawa, Canada, March 23, 2010 – Farm Radio International is a recipient of the ALINe 2010 Farmer Voice Awards announced on March 11.  Organizations from twenty countries submitted nominations for the awards which are given to projects that promote the voice of farmers.   ALINe works with a wide range of agricultural organizations, providing technical…

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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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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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Rosemond Ohene: Giving Voice to Farmers in Ghana

June 9, 2010

Rosemond Ohene, a graduate from Cape Cost University in Accra, joined Ghana’s Rite FM with no experience in radio broadcasting.  It was a very challenging task but luckily for Rose, she found the Farm Radio International web site.  She soon discovered that there was an office in Ghana that operated the African Farm Radio Research…

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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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