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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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Farm Radio “hangs out” with Gates Foundation

June 10, 2013

Technology and new media are playing an increasingly active role in society. Hashtags, tweetups and followers have entered our lives (and the blogosphere) in recent years. Many of us check our news feeds before we brush our teeth in the morning. In Africa, a new report shows that mobile devices, the Internet and social media…

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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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It takes a village: Engaging men, women & youth in ‘women’s issues’

July 11, 2018

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This proverb has many important meanings, but one related truth is that maternal, newborn and children’s health shouldn’t be a woman’s issue; it should be a priority for the whole family. We’re working hard in Burkina Faso to change attitudes towards maternal and child health, encouraging men…

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Amplifying women's voices

Women have their say thanks to new sustainable radio programming in Ghana

March 6, 2019

Inside the studio at Royals FM in Wenchi, in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, radio presenters Regina Gyabea and Mary Ajyapong are in full control. Their producer, Owoahene Acheampong, sits across the table with his headphones on, calmly turning the dials and offering occasional directions. Owoahene has been hosting a special farmer radio program…

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Notes from the field: Reflections on International Development Week

February 7, 2014

Just a little over eight months ago, I got on an airplane for the first time holding my very first passport, headed off on the adventure of my life. I was moving to northern Ghana, Tamale to be precise, to work on the CHANGE (Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ghana Enhanced) project with an organization…

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Mental Health on Air: How we started a conversation about youth mental health in Malawi and Tanzania

February 1, 2016

What does it look like when youth discuss depression? Find out on our three-part documentary – Mental Health on Air: Healthy minds, resilient communities, produced by CBC Ottawa’s Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco. A frank, open discussion about mental illness and depression is a new phenomenon in Canada, but one that is gaining traction thanks to campaigns like…

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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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Farmer Innovation Script Package Launched

April 28, 2010

Welcome to package 90! This package features the 15 winning scripts from the radio scriptwriting competition on smallholder farmer innovation. The scripts tell fascinating stories about creative farmers across sub-Saharan Africa who have come up with ways to improve their livelihoods. Innovative farmers create change and improvement in their families’ lives and their communities. They…

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Audio postcard: Positive Mood — creating a safe space to talk about mental health

October 5, 2015

Radio Five DJs Goodluck Kissanga (right) and Haazu Hamis Abtway (left) interviewing students at Maji Ya Chai Secondary School. The laughter of students is contagious at a recording of Positive Mood hosted by Radio Five DJs Goodluck Kissanga and Haazu Hamis Abtway. The DJs visit schools across northern Tanzania to record the program in classrooms,…

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