Search Results: her voice on air

What does radio have to do with food security?

July 30, 2010

“We knew the technique of composting, but it is by the strength of radio that we have the courage to do so.” These words from a farmer in a small village in rural Mali tell a story that we have seen repeated many, many times over the past three years.  It is the story of…

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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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The possibilities of radio are endless — let’s keep it that way

February 12, 2020

On World Radio Day it’s more important than ever to ensure radio delivers on its promise of social progress, inclusion, and constructively engaged citizenry.

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In-station training boosts broadcasters’ confidence on air and in their community

July 9, 2015

Rashid Muzungyo, left, is the presenter and producer on Kapchorwa Trinity Radio’s farmer program. Kapchorwa Trinity Radio is a small rural radio station in Kapchorwa, near the eastern border of Uganda. Due to its popularity and reliability, the radio station was chosen to be our partner in the “Radio and ICT to promote landscape reforestation”…

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Update from the Hangar: Uliza Answers farmers’ questions

May 23, 2018

Photo Credit: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Bartay Photography We are constantly looking for innovative ways to connect farmers with each other – particularly using radio to amplify their voices so that one farmer’s questions and expertise can be shared with other farmers in their region. This is why we incorporate simple mobile surveys…

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Our work in Tanzania

June 26, 2018

Our work in Tanzania Our work in Tanzania We have run some of our most far-reaching and diverse programs in Tanzania. The presence of a strong national language — 10% of Tanzanians have Swahili as their mother tongue, but up to 90% speak it as a second language — means that radio programs can be…

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A broadcaster from Radio Salama, a recipient of our COVID-19 relief fund, interviews three women wearing sks

Supporting broadcasters during COVID-19: One year later

April 30, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Farm Radio International has supported radio stations in delivering life-saving, accessible messages at-scale to the vulnerable populations who needed them most.

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Why more female voices are needed on the air

March 5, 2015

Farm Radio International works with broadcasters across Africa, and has seen the challenges female broadcasters face in the workplace and in the field. Three strong female broadcasters shared their experiences with us: Rotlinde Achimpota is an editor with Mambo Jambo FM in Tanzania, Victoria Dansoa Abankwa, is a host with Radio Central in Ghana, and…

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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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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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