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Feeding the Demand for more radio

June 13, 2012

Radio is the only place where the Minister of Agriculture and the small farmer meet, says Rex Chapota, Executive Director of Farm Radio Malawi. He sits in a small office with Farm Radio International staff here in Ottawa, Canada explaining the powerful possibilities associated with radio. Not just radio; but radio that values farmers and gives…

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Audio postcard: Radio and ICT – a miracle in fighting poverty

September 12, 2013

My name is Harriet Adong. I work at Farm Radio International Uganda in Kampala as a field officer. My involvement in the processes of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FRI projects in Uganda has enabled me to interact with women and men farmers, particularly in the listening communities of partner radio stations in Uganda. Recently…

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award!

December 3, 2013

Congratulations to Kasooha Ismael and Anthony Lwanga of Uganda and Lydia Ajono of Ghana, winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award. This award recognizes farm radio broadcasters for their outstanding commitment and contribution to food security and poverty reduction in low-income countries. These three individuals work tirelessly to serve farming communities through radio. Kasooha Ismael joined Uganda’s Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio (KKCR) in…

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Voices from the field: Benedetha, Tanzania

March 14, 2014

Benadetha Mmaravi is a teacher and farmer from Msijute village in the Mtwara Region of southern Tanzania. Valuing education, she is working hard in both of these roles to pay school fees for her five children, not being able to rely on her husband’s income now that he is retired from government service or on…

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Audio postcard: Research on sweet potato selection shows that nutrition is often an afterthought

July 3, 2014

Hi I’m Janelle from Farm Radio Ghana. Here’s my interview with Frank Quiquché Aka, Senior Researcher at the crop science department of the University of Cape Coast. This is Frank explaining his colleague Esther Jan’s poster. My name is Frank Quiquché Aka. Normally farmers consider certain factors in their choice of a sweet potato, especially…

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How radio programmes can support agriculture and market development

September 17, 2014

Ghanaian farmers learn about a new, standardized bag for selling their produce. Without using bags of a standard size, many farmers are cheated by middlemen who buy large bags of produce at the price of smaller ones. Through the Purchase for Progress project, farmers in Ghana are learning how to improve their agricultural production and…

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Why do farmers love radio? It speaks to them about the important issues

March 18, 2015

Zena Gedebo is an enset farmer in Kembata, in the SNNPR region of Ethiopia. She is also an avid listener of Kembata FM, so when she heard about a new program on enset, she was hooked. “In the evening, we always listen to Kembata FM. We like it because it uses our language and focuses…

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Audio postcard: Quality Protein Maize — It’s protein with a punch

April 13, 2015

Before they began growing quality protein maize (QPM), many parents in the area of Nyabugando, Western Uganda, saw symptoms of sickness in their children. It was common to see little ones with swelled and bloated bellies. They weren’t getting enough to eat, and they weren’t eating enough of the right foods. Nyabugando Listeners’ Group said…

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Press release: FRI project nominated for international communication for development award

May 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   A leader in the field: Farm Radio International (FRI) has been nominated for an international award recognizing the impact of the “Radio to improve production and marketing for farmers in need” project, which has reached 2.5 million farmers in its first phase. Ottawa, Canada — April 21, 2015 — Farm Radio…

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Uganda reforestation Mt. Elgon region

A partnership to reforest Uganda

January 12, 2016

In the Mount Elgon region of Uganda, farmers have raised more than 300,000 tree seedlings. This effort is part of Uganda’s commitment to the Bonn Challenge, which seeks to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested lands by 2020.   Reforestation is an important effort to protect the environment and combat climate change, but…

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