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Sponsor a Station – Royals FM

February 25, 2022

Royals FM Akuapa y3 (Good Farming) Radio Program About the program Akuapa y3 means “good farming.” For farmers in Wenchi, that’s what this Green Leaf Magazine radio program is helping them do. Thanks your sponsorship, it’s what the program will continue to do. In the program above, you can hear an episode where the host, Owoahene…

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Sponsor a radio program

January 26, 2022

Sponsor a radio program Get life-changing information to underserved Ghanaian communities.  Start your own team today Radio grows food In places where the internet remains out of reach, radio is a lifeline.  At Farm Radio International, we work with broadcasters and farmers to design effective interactive agriculture radio programs for farmers in Africa. Now, we…

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Talking food security and supporting small-scale farmers with IFAD president Alvaro Lario

August 10, 2023

Farm Radio International’s Executive Director, Kevin Perkins, sat down with the new president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Alvaro Lario. Read their conversation about how IFAD is supporting small-scale farmers, how climate change is affecting farmers and how IFAD is engaging communities in the solutions to the big challenges they face.

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Radio breathes new life to the airwaves in the digital age

May 31, 2013

The great Italian inventor, Guglielmo Marconi, introduced the world to wireless communication technology in 1901 when he beamed a signal from Cornwall, England to St. John’s Newfoundland. Radio was born. Talk about a “disruptive technology”. Marconi’s discovery meant people could communicate instantly around the world. No more waiting weeks for printed information to be sent…

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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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Uliza Services

July 18, 2018

  Uliza: Listener Interactivity Services Uliza Listener Interactivity Services What is Uliza? Swahili for “ask,” Uliza was first developed as a tool for audience polling. It has since evolved into a suite of services that combine radio, mobile phones and, often, interactive voice response systems to enable listeners to communicate and exchange information with their…

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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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Climate change landing page

March 23, 2023

The Climate Crisis Farmers turn to radio Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are turning on their radios as the weather they have relied on for years for their livelihoods gets more erratic and more destructive. Farm Radio International has partnered with radio stations across Africa to gather and broadcast timely weather information and agricultural tips in…

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For farmers facing climate change, radio means resilience

November 18, 2016

Photo: Jesse Winter One of the ultimate injustices of climate change is that those who have contributed to it the least are those most vulnerable to its impacts. Highly dependent on small-scale and rainfed agriculture, sub-Saharan Africa stands to be struck severely by climatic instability. Thankfully, radio has immense power to help farmers adapt in the…

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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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