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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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Audio postcard: Understanding climate change leads to CHANGE in Ghana

August 1, 2013

In sub-Saharan Africa, climate change has emerged as one of the most important issues for many small-scale farming families, and one that is very complicated and confusing. Extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, are becoming increasingly frequent in Ghana (particularly in the northern regions), with severe effects on the livelihoods of residents. Crops…

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Maize farmers turn to cell phones and radios for help adapting to drought

Maize farmers turn to cell phones and radios for help adapting to drought

December 19, 2017

Fatuma Aly Kajogoo adjusts her red headscarf to keep the sweat out of her eyes. She stands smiling among rows of maize shoots that she hopes will provide enough food for her six children. Fatuma grows maize and cassava on a one-acre plot in Songa, a village in Tanzania’s Tanga region, about six hours’ drive…

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Farm Radio celebrates 40 years

After 40 years, Farm Radio looks to the future

April 29, 2019

Since our humble beginnings in 1979, Farm Radio International has grown to become a dynamic, bustling Canadian charity that punches way above its weight in terms of impact and outreach.

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Tanzania

Our work in Tanzania

June 26, 2018

Our work in Tanzania Our work in Tanzania We have run some of our most far-reaching and diverse programs in Tanzania. The presence of a strong national language — 10% of Tanzanians have Swahili as their mother tongue, but up to 90% speak it as a second language — means that radio programs can be…

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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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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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Radio can rain information when drought strikes

July 5, 2016

Imagine you’re a farmer and the rainy season that you depend on doesn’t come. This happens again — and again. After three failed rainy seasons you hear that sudden and heavy rains may come and wipe out what you have left. This is the situation for farmers in Ethiopia, who are experiencing the worst drought their…

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Voices from the field: Farming in times of drought

June 8, 2016

Farmers living in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia are no strangers to challenging weather. They have a long history of working their farms using sophisticated knowledge handed down over generations. They know how to adapt to cycles of nature. But the worst drought in 50 years coupled with one of the strongest El Niño events…

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Marketing change over the airwaves

January 29, 2015

Farming is a tough business, relying on good weather, hard work and fair prices at the market. Yet farmers are frequently faced with a shortage of rain, too much work and buyers who shortchange them. Without a standard bag for selling their produce, many farmers in Ghana are cheated by middlemen who pass a larger,…

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