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Bringing radio into the marketplace

January 14, 2015

For years we have taken farm radio broadcasters into the field to ensure that farm radio programs feature the voices, opinions and successes of farmers. Now we are taking radio into the marketplace so that listeners can benefit from high-quality, timely information about selling their produce. Radio Marketplace has become a feature of the farm…

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8 ways radio is changing the lives of farmers

February 25, 2016

How radio is seeding change for small-scale farmers Radio can share vital information on agricultural techniques, nutrition, health care, local politics, weather and more. Radio also provides valuable entertainment to its listeners, with music, radio dramas and debates. Here are a few ways we are using radio to seed change for the millions of farmers…

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Amplifying women's voices

Women have their say thanks to new sustainable radio programming in Ghana

March 6, 2019

Inside the studio at Royals FM in Wenchi, in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, radio presenters Regina Gyabea and Mary Ajyapong are in full control. Their producer, Owoahene Acheampong, sits across the table with his headphones on, calmly turning the dials and offering occasional directions. Owoahene has been hosting a special farmer radio program…

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Learn why Theodora Kubaje is hopeful radio will improve her food security

June 2, 2015

Theodora Kubaje keeps a brood of guinea fowl on her family farm to ensure her family of seven has access to protein in their diets. Occasionally, she will sell a guinea fowl for extra income to purchase seeds, fertilizer or extra food during the lean season. Guinea fowl are an important element on family farms…

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Radio helps farmers find better buyers for orange-fleshed sweet potato

April 18, 2018

It’s a happy day for Linet Nalugo Musana. She straightens up to take a short break from harvesting, holding a hoe and a potato in her hands. From a distance, seeing hoes moving up and down, one would think they were preparing land for planting. But Linet and a group of other farmers are busy…

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Alex-Nimwamanya

Broadcaster Alex Nimwamanya sees the impact his program has on farmers growing orange-fleshed sweet potato

March 20, 2018

Alex Nimwamanya started broadcasting at Voice of Kamwenge just six months ago, but has already seen the impact of his radio programs. Alex is a 30-year-old Ugandan radio journalist presenting a program called Eiraka ryomuhingi no murisa, or “The farmer’s voice.” For 10 weeks, Alex settled in at the microphone every Monday from 8 to…

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Radio Marketplace in Morogoro

September 20, 2017

Photo by Simon Scott Photography Farmers need information about many things when they are growing crops: good seeds, soil fertility, low-cost inputs, how to recognize disease, and how to ward off pests. This information helps them make decisions that help them harvest as much as possible. But to ensure they get the best return for…

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Video: Radio for farmer value chain development in Ghana

February 21, 2017

Video by Anaïs Voski Across Africa, small-scale farmers produce as much as 80 percent of their countries’ food supplies, but they are often the most vulnerable to hunger. This is the case in Ghana, where farmers are the first link in the agricultural value chain but are often underpaid or taken advantage of when they…

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Our work in Ethiopia

September 18, 2018

  Our work in Ethiopia Our work in Ethiopia Ethiopia is home to some of our most popular radio programs. Given the country’s large population (the second largest in Africa) and strong public service broadcasting system, the programs we have supported there have reached tens of millions of people. Our projects in Ethiopia have focused…

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Fall armyworm destroys maize

On the air in Uganda to share information about Fall armyworm

November 14, 2017

The Fall armyworm is marching through farmers’ fields across Africa, with 28 countries now dealing with this foreign invader. Uganda first experienced the Fall armyworm last year, where it took farmers by surprise. Pascal Mweruka is our radio craft development officer in Uganda. He says, “It was too much last year, because it invaded gardens…

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