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Farm Radio International scripts now available in Swahili and Hausa!

August 9, 2012

In May 1979, Farm Radio International founder, George Atkins, sent the first script package to 34 radio broadcasters in 26 countries. His idea was to share practical farm information in a world-wide exchange through the most assessable medium, radio. He sought out information about affordable and appropriate agricultural techniques, such as how to fertilize their…

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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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The She Show of Ahomka FM is the runner-up for the 2021 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

She Show – Ahomka FM: Runner-up of the 2021 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

March 12, 2021

The She Show is a weekly show all about women’s issues, from their finances and sex life to child rearing, health, family issues, and more

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Voices from the field: Ishmael Kontor, Ghana

August 23, 2016

Farmer Ishmael Kontor of Ghana demonstrates the row-planting method he learned about over the radio. When Ishmael Kontor, 68, retired back to his village of Techiman Nsunwa, in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, he took up farming to pass the time and keep up with his expenses. Ishmael used to broadcast his seeds, or plant…

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How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

February 21, 2018

Since 2012, we’ve been on air in Ethiopia in partnership with four radio stations to discuss quality protein maize, a variety of maize that offers a complete protein to both people and livestock who consume it. Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray are the four regions responsible for 90% of maize production in Ethiopia, making these…

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Tuning in to broadcasting tips with our audio Broadcaster how-to guides

March 16, 2018

A broadcasting partner from Mali Sometimes, you just have to hear something to really understand. Particularly when it comes to learning about how to produce a radio program. This is why we developed an audio Broadcaster how-to guide. We provide broadcasters with low-cost training materials, including written Broadcaster how-to guides, as well as e-courses and…

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Voices from the field: Farmer stories from northern Ghana

September 7, 2017

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy in Ghana, with more than half of the labour force in the country earning income from agriculture. Despite this, Ghana is classified as a food-deficit country and more than one in five Ghanaian children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Part of the problem is that Ghana’s small-scale farmers under-invest…

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The long road to launching Radio Taboo, a solar-powered station in the Cameroon rainforest (and new FRI broadcasting partner)

July 4, 2018

Ngambé-Tikar district lacks many things: schools, libraries, running water, electricity, and hospitals. But one thing this district in Cameroon no longer lacks is a radio station. After more than seven years of work, Issa Nyaphaga finally saw his vision traditions and cultures. One of its flagship programs is Bonsoir le village (“Good evening village”), a…

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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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A story of success promoting orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

December 17, 2015

Maria Mchele (right) tells her story of growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Radio Maria broadcaster Agnes Shayo, who featured Maria’s story as part of a 16-week participatory radio campaign. Maria Mchele walks out of her tin-roofed house carrying a yellow solar radio ready to collect sunrays. Beside her new house, her four grandchildren play in…

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