Search Results: Listening Post

Voices from the field: Yakubu Boadu, Ghana

August 18, 2016

In 1993, Yakubu Boadu was named Techiman District’s best farmer, but that doesn’t mean the 57-year-old doesn’t have something to learn. Yakubu had been listening to Astor FM when he learned about using improved seeds from Farm Radio’s AgroTech project. “I was informed by the radio that the seeds are high yielding and faster. I…

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Voices from the field: Asiata Kusi, Ghana

August 20, 2016

While Asiata Kusi, 35, heard about farm planning at school, she didn’t know how to go about doing it until she started listening to the Agrotech Radio program on Astor FM. What Asiata learned through the program — calculating the money she can use in preparation on her farm, how to hire labourers, the timing of the…

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Voices from the field: Ruth Yeaboah, Ghana

August 22, 2016

“The bigger the land the higher the yield,” was what Ruth Yeaboah believed — at least until she started listening to the Agrotech program on Astor FM. It made sense, until the radio taught her a different way of looking at it: “The effective use of land is the most important. No matter the size, if…

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Voices from the field: Kano Sikple, Ghana

August 24, 2016

Every Monday evening Kano Sikple turns on her radio set, certain in the knowledge that she is about to learn something useful. “I know that every Monday I am sure to hear something new about my farming activity, so this motivates me,” she says. Kano listens to the AgroTech radio program on Adars FM in order…

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Matefie Meja

Growing community: Conservation agriculture over the airwaves

February 6, 2019

Matefie Meja is a single mother of three who farms a half-hectare of land in Chifisa, Ethiopia. It’s intensive work. As she has no ox to plow the land, weeding is a time consuming chore for her, one that leaves her little time to complete the other work she must do to keep her farm…

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Audio postcard: Using entertainment to prevent an Ebola outbreak

March 12, 2015

“Papa doctor, I beg of you. If you do not want my trouble you will give me my son’s corpse. We have to mourn and bury him. We have to mourn and bury our son,” begins the script Abena Dansoa Danso is writing. Abena Danso is a script writer with Farm Radio International in Ghana.…

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Broadcaster profile: Kwamee Kwame — A passionate broadcaster putting his training at service of farmers

May 14, 2015

Kwamee Kwame has worked with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana for 29 years, so he understands that small-scale farmers across the country have important questions about recognizing disease in their crops, ensuring soil fertility and generally improving their harvest. A few years ago, he decided he could best meet these information needs…

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Interactive radio: A low-impact way to grow eco-friendly agriculture

April 22, 2016

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the various ways that human beings are part of and interact with the environment. A time to commit to changing our ways, and living more lightly and harmoniously with our fellow earthlings. With the world’s population quickly approaching 7.5 billion, it’s important that we learn to do…

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Interactive radio: Key to achieving the SDGs

July 29, 2016

Photo credit: Jesse Winter One of the landmarks of last year was the global agreement on a new plan of action to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York and unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals…

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This farmer may be blind, but that won’t stop him from seeing success

November 3, 2016

Ekow Yamoah is also known as “Ekow Vulcaniser” — a name he gets from his work fixing tires at his shop in Anamabo in the Central Region of Ghana. But his nickname could also easily be “Ekow the Unstoppable.” Ekow started farming on the side to supplement the income from his tire shop. He grows and…

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