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Radio Program Approaches

Radio Program Approaches

May 23, 2018

  Radio program approaches Radio program approaches We have developed a range of approaches to radio programs that get results at scale. They are used in our radio projects to raise awareness, increase knowledge and drive the adoption of behaviours that help millions of people enjoy better livelihoods, nutrition and overall wellbeing each year. Participatory…

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This radio kills hunger

THIS RADIO KILLS HUNGER

May 21, 2019

Small-scale farmers produce most of the food in Africa, but too often can’t make ends meet. Thankfully, there’s a simple and accessible tool that can help them help themselves: RADIO. The world’s most popular mass medium, radio has the power to reach hundreds of millions of African farmers with life-changing information. Sign up for our…

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Discover Tanzania with Farm Radio International!

August 5, 2016

In 2013 our executive director, Kevin Perkins, relocated to Tanzania to spend a year in the field, closer to FRI’s work on the ground. Ever since returning home to Ottawa a couple of years ago, he’s wanted to go back — bringing a few of FRI’s most dedicated supporters along for the ride. Now the trip…

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On Air Dialogues: Listening to — and learning from — rural people

April 27, 2023

On Air Dialogues are an innovative type of radio programming, which use mobile phone-based polling to bring rural voices into national and global conversations about critical issues like food security, nutrition, health and climate change.

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Our work in Burkina Faso

September 18, 2018

There are nearly 70 languages in use in Burkina Faso, around 60 of which are indigenous. This makes for a highly multilingual radio environment, with many small radio stations serving specific communities. We started working there in 2013, partnering with a range of radio stations – especially faith- and community-based ones – on food security…

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Radio Boda-boda goes the extra mile to serve farmers

July 28, 2014

Rural radio broadcasts reach some of the most remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa. However, when FRI Tanzania staff visited the farming village of Engare Nairobi west of Mount Kilimanjaro, it became clear that people there were unable to receive a radio signal. Without access to radio, Engare Nairobi’s farmers were missing out on critical agricultural information.…

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Supporting radio journalism in the time of COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Farm Radio International is supporting African broadcasters in reaching rural audiences with critical information about COVID-19

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Uganda

Our work in Uganda

September 19, 2018

More than 40 indigenous languages are used in Uganda, with dialects varying from community to community. This has made for a very diverse and competitive radio landscape. From climate-smart agriculture and the development of radio based e-extension platforms, to scaling up the production and consumption of nutrient-rich crops, our team in Uganda works with local…

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Our work in Mozambique

September 19, 2018

With the majority of Mozambique’s population living in rural areas, agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy. Unfortunately, rural citizens typically lack access to infrastructure, markets, and public services – with the exception of radio, that is. Although there is only one official language (Portuguese), Mozambique is a highly multilingual country, with many radio…

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Our work in Keyna

September 18, 2018

  Our work in Kenya Our work in Kenya Kenya has a highly liberalized, dynamic and multilingual media environment, with more than a hundred radio stations broadcasting in a range of languages. We began working there in 2014 in and around the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on radio programs promoting girl-child education, in partnership…

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