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Celebrate World Radio Day with Farm Radio International

February 12, 2017

Taking place each year on February 13, World Radio Day is a global celebration of radio that was established in 2012 by the UN.   Why dedicate a day to celebrate a century-old medium more than a decade into the 21st century? Because, even in our high-tech world with new gadgets and gizmos, radio is still…

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Farm Radio helps Trans World Radio to serve farmers across Kenya (by Heather Miller, Farm Radio Weekly editor)

May 26, 2009

On a recent holiday to Kenya, I had the enjoyable opportunity to visit one of our Partners (Trans World Radio Kenya) and hear first-hand how important Farm Radio International is. David Angango wears a broad smile when he talks about Farm Radio International. His sentences are often punctuated with laughter. Within a few minutes of…

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Farm Radio Awards

Announcing the 2021 Farm Radio award winners

February 12, 2021

Meet the 2021 winners of the George Atkins Communications Award and the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio.

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A trip back to 1979 – Farm Radio Audio Tape #1

August 13, 2009

Let’s take a trip way back to 1979 when Farm Radio International (then called Developing Countries Farm Radio Network) began. Based on the idea that smallholder farmers throughout Africa could benefit greatly by receiving timely and accurate information about farming over the radio, George Atkins (founder and former director of DCFRN) set out to provide…

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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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A broadcaster interviews a farmer in the farmers field

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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Senegal

Our work in Senegal

September 19, 2018

Our work in Senegal Our work in Senegal Our Senegal office was officially opened in 2018 through a strategic partnership with CECI. We are currently taking part in the Uniterra volunteer-cooperation program in the country but also have a major focus on gender-equality programming. With funding from Global Affairs Canada, we are running our flagship…

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Volunteers: Open call for developers to join us in Tanzania

October 10, 2013

Are you a developer who likes to mash things up a bit? Attend a hack-a-thon now and again? Love the challenge of finding new ways to apply your skills and make the world a better place? If yes, Farm Radio International is looking for a few good programmers like you! Developers from all over the…

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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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Rwanda: Climate change concerns farmers on World Food Day (by Jean Paul Ntezimana for Farm Radio Weekly in Rwanda)

October 13, 2010

It is a Thursday morning with bright sunshine and a fresh breeze. Potatoes are heaped on freshly dug land. The farmer inspects them one by one and puts them in a bag. Theoneste Havugimana is harvesting his last potatoes for this year. I do not remember well the date of World Food Day. However, what I…

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