Search Results: Listening Post

‘I think radio has better pictures’: Q & A with Doug Ward, recent appointee to the Order of Canada

January 14, 2016

Doug Ward, the chair of the board of FRI, in the studio at Radio Fana in Mali. We congratulate Doug Ward, the chair of our board, on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada. Doug is a long-time radio advocate, with 30 years of experience with CBC. Doug is a fantastic champion of the…

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Radio is changing household gender dynamics

July 18, 2016

Esther Mwangabula of Farm Radio International (right) interviews Pili Athumani (left) about her experience in the Her Voice on Air project.  Pili Athumani is the leader of the women’s listening group in Mnung’una village in the Singida Region of Tanzania. She’s been tuning into a weekly radio program that is not only benefiting her sorghum harvest…

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Audio postcard: Tanzanian cassava co-operative triples harvest by listening to the radio

June 2, 2014

Salmu Nakudabi, chairperson of  Jitegemee B, a cassava processing co-operative in Tanzania, at work processing cassava. This group has more than tripled its yield after tuning in to a program on Pride FM, a partner of Farm Radio International.  Hi. I’m Kevin Perkins the Executive Director of Farm Radio International. I took this photograph in Mbawala,…

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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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“Serving agriculture, the basic industry. This is George Atkins.”

December 3, 2009

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of founder George Atkins, in his 93rd year, on November 30, 2009. George Atkins listened to farmers. And his best advice to broadcasters was just that: listen to the farmers. George learned from farmers. In fact, we don’t think George ever met a farmer from…

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America and her oldest daughter, 16, stand among her flourishing corn crops.

Listening together: Radio helps empower a family and the community

August 22, 2019

Thanks to a radio program on conservation agriculture, America Asrassie is making a profit, and sending her children to university.

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Learning from each other and the radio as a community listening group

March 3, 2015

After growing enset for the past eight years, Tagesech Belete, 23, has gained much of her farming knowledge from experience. But when Kembata Community Radio launched a participatory radio campaign, she knew it was an opportunity for her to gain more expertise. “I hope the radio program will inform us on improved production techniques. I…

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Recent report explores the potential of interactive radio to serve rural citizens

January 31, 2017

What are the possibilities of using new digital technologies alongside radio to help ensure that agricultural development projects are farmer-centred, and meet the needs of the rural citizens they intend to serve? This is the question explored by a new research report by Making All Voices Count that assesses our Listening Post platform — a model…

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8 ways radio is changing the lives of farmers

February 25, 2016

How radio is seeding change for small-scale farmers Radio can share vital information on agricultural techniques, nutrition, health care, local politics, weather and more. Radio also provides valuable entertainment to its listeners, with music, radio dramas and debates. Here are a few ways we are using radio to seed change for the millions of farmers…

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Farmer program producer Alfred Kangambega with the gift of resource packs and sansas

Farm Radio research project releases its final report

November 11, 2016

Radio is widely acknowledged as the best way to deliver farming information to small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. But, until recently, little was known about the circumstances in which African farm broadcasters operate, and whether their farmer programs serve listeners’ needs. We launched a research project called the African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA) to…

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