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Happy 30th! From Farm Radio Partner, TRALSO

August 6, 2009

The Board, management, staff and the rural communities serviced by the Transkei Land Service Organisation (TRALSO) salute Farm Radio International (formerly Developing Countries Radio Network (DCFRN)) on your 30th anniversary. As you celebrate your 30th anniversary, we share your commitment and passion to improving the lives of the poor resourced rural communities around the world…

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Radio – Where knowledge flows, food grows

December 23, 2011

Farm Radio International’s Annual Report 2010/2011 is now available online. The following is the Executive Director’s Report. The name Farm Radio International seems to capture the imagination. When people first hear about Farm Radio International, they often ask: “where can we find you on the radio dial?” or “how many listeners do you have?” Some…

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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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Press Release: Farm Radio International’s work serving women farmers featured at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania

June 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuning in to what women farmers want: Farm Radio International (FRI) shines a spotlight on the importance of women farmers’ radio at the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 2-3, 2013. The Summit marks the launch of Her Farm Radio, a suite of…

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Farm Radio is a Winner of The Rockefeller Foundation 2012 Innovation Challenges Competition!

July 9, 2012

In June of this year, Farm Radio International’s Regional Field Manager in Mali – Modibo Coulibaly – entered an idea to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2012 Innovation Challenges Competition. The idea, called FarmQuest, was developed by the Farm Radio International team. On June 25, we received the exciting news that this idea was one of 15…

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A look behind the scenes of FarmQuest with Radio Fanaka

August 29, 2014

For the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the six candidates that took part in the FarmQuest project in Mali:  six young people have shown their communities that they have what it takes to  start farming businesses that can not only feed their families, but make a living. Now its time to introduce…

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Interactive radio: Key to achieving the SDGs

July 29, 2016

Photo credit: Jesse Winter One of the landmarks of last year was the global agreement on a new plan of action to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York and unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals…

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What is the state of farmer radio programming in Africa?

December 12, 2014

Ideally, international development efforts are driven by the needs and circumstances of the people they intend to serve. But when international development organizations develop expertise in certain areas, their projects tend to be driven more by what they know how to do rather than the needs of the people they serve. The expression “If all…

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Reducing food waste with new partnerships in Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania

June 6, 2018

Farm Radio International is bringing our success with social and behaviour change communication to an important global issue: food loss. Together with media partners Access Agriculture and Mediae, we will work through several communication channels to support Africa’s small-scale farmers to reduce post-harvest loss. Our Reducing post-harvest loss project will develop a communication strategy encompassing…

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Can a reality show really deliver aid to Africa? Yes!

January 21, 2014

“BALLAN, MALI—Mamadou Diarra wields his machete in a calloused hand. Rivulets of sweat roll down the 26-year-old’s face as he hacks a path through a hectare of sun-brittled cornstalks. It is his first crop and the rains are late. A mélange of jihadists and insurgents are waging a hide-and-seek war in the north, but farmers…

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