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In Ghana, the farmer’s friend is always on call

September 6, 2018

In Ghana’s Northern Region, farmers who tune into Radio Savannah 91.3 FM on Sunday evenings recognize the familiar voice of a man who is a source of vital information and a link to expert knowledge. But they also recognize the voice of their friend, Amadu Malik. “If you visit most of the communities in the…

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Broadcaster profile: Mariam and Mohamed at Abood FM

Broadcaster profile: Mariam and Mohamed at Abood FM

December 13, 2017

Broadcaster Mariam Maruzuku in the studio at Abood FM, in Morogoro. It is a long drive from Morogoro to Lungo village, first over a tarmac road, then through a market town, and finally to the village centre. The trip takes at least two hours. And from there, it’s a long walk through muddy puddles and…

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Reflecting on 2017-18 in our annual report

December 19, 2018

It was quite the year — both for Farm Radio International and for Africa’s farmers. While much has happened since the end of March 2018 (our annual report covers from March 2017 and March 2018), we’re excited to reflect on our successes and challenges in 2017-18 as we look towards 2019. In rural Africa, 2017…

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Learning Tour visits the Hanger

On the road with Farm Radio International: Highlights from the Discover Tanzania tour

May 10, 2017

Discover Tanzania learning tour participants visit The Hangar to learn about the innovative ways that Farm Radio is combining radio and other technologies. In February 2017, 14 Farm Radio supporters had the chance to go on the road with us as part of our first-ever learning tour to Tanzania. The tour gave participants a unique opportunity…

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Matilda Amoah: 2019 George Atkins Communications Award Winner

February 11, 2020

Matilda Amoah, of Todays FM in Ghana is one of the 2019 George Atkins Communications Award Winners for excellence in farm radio broadcasting.

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Drought in Ethiopia

Audio postcard: How radio is supporting farmers in response to the drought in Ethiopia

February 18, 2016

Tune in to learn more about how we are helping radio broadcasters support farmers in Ethiopia, as they cope with severe drought conditions. Fifteen men are lined up in a row on the teff farm of Teshaye Goitom, in the Hadegti village of western Tigray, Ethiopia. Their pose makes them seem as though they are…

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George Atkins

2016 George Atkins Communications Award winners recognized at the 2017 International Forum

January 19, 2017

The three winners of the 2016 George Atkins Communications Award are being recognized at the sixth annual International Forum being put on in Montreal this week by WUSC and CECI. The theme of this year’s event is “Reaching the Tipping Point – How to Cultivate a Brighter Future,” and this year’s winners are certainly helping to do that…

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Audio postcard: Quality Protein Maize — It’s protein with a punch

April 13, 2015

Before they began growing quality protein maize (QPM), many parents in the area of Nyabugando, Western Uganda, saw symptoms of sickness in their children. It was common to see little ones with swelled and bloated bellies. They weren’t getting enough to eat, and they weren’t eating enough of the right foods. Nyabugando Listeners’ Group said…

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Junmai Emmanuel stands in her potato field

COVID-19: Radio keeps farmers and families fed

September 14, 2020

For farmers like Junmai Emmanuel, radio has proven a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing a path to food security.

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Alberta to Africa — a continued role in farm extension

October 7, 2010

Charlie Cheshire spent his entire career helping farmers adopt new technologies in his home province of Alberta. He worked with radio to reach more Albertan farmers once a week. Today he’s doing the same — for farmers in Africa. Charlie started with Alberta’s extension service in 1947, before most farms even had electricity. “I knew…

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