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Radio programs inspire students to create discussion groups on sexual and reproductive health

May 21, 2021

Inspired by a radio program on sexual and reproductive health, a student in Burkina Faso created her own discussion group so she could share the lessons to other youth in her community.

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Audio postcard: How radio transforms extension work

February 2, 2015

My name is Kumah Drah, I am a Training and Standard Co-ordinator of Farm Radio International in Accra, Ghana. May I share with you this audio post card on how radio is helping an extension officer in his work. Mark Dadoza, pictured above, is a crops services extension officer in Ghana’s Ketu North District in…

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From farm to air

From farm to air: the making of a radio program

June 13, 2019

We tagged alongside Abdul Mohammed Dahim, a broadcaster with Radio 123 in Tamale, Ghana, to interview farmers for an upcoming radio program.

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Guinea Fowl Evaluation Team

A microphone and a guinea fowl: a young Canadian shares voices of Ghanaian farmers

January 10, 2019

In a community in rural Ghana, Maxine Betteridge-Moes sits down with several farmers. Through a translator, she asks questions about the impact of a local radio program about guinea fowl, run on Radio Savannah. Their answers vary; some farmers explain how they learned to keep their keets (young guinea fowl) warm during power outages, others…

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Hand washing station at Radio Salaki

Bringing listeners on-air, keeping staff out of harm’s way: How Radio Salaki is responding to COVID-19

May 28, 2020

Radio Salaki in Burkina Faso is taking no chances when it comes to the health of its reporters. They’re adapting to COVID-19, and making sure their radio programs do the same.

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Rural women Listening Group

Broadcasters chat online about interactive radio — and the challenges of engaging women

May 8, 2017

Over four weeks in February and March, more than 150 radio broadcasters from 23 countries gathered online for an in-depth discussion about interactive radio, exchanging messages and ideas on Barza — Farm Radio International’s online community for radio broadcasters. Together with Farm Radio mentors and mediators, the participants explored what it means to have listeners…

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Achieving zero hunger through radio programs on guinea fowl

October 15, 2018

This World Food Day, we’re showcasing one of our projects that shows how basic agriculture information can not only help farmers raise nutritious animals for food, but how they can spark a business that will help them achieve long-term sustainable food security. In northern Ghana, nine out of 10 households raise guinea fowl. These birds…

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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: What the beep? Interactive radio using mobile voting

June 6, 2013

Farmers in Africa want to do the best they can for their families. We know that. But they need practical information they can trust before they make changes. Like farmers everywhere they see change as a risky business. But we also know that when radio is interactive, involving farmers themselves, change is much more likely…

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Farm Radio celebrates 40 years

After 40 years, Farm Radio looks to the future

April 29, 2019

Since our humble beginnings in 1979, Farm Radio International has grown to become a dynamic, bustling Canadian charity that punches way above its weight in terms of impact and outreach.

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