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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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Radio helps African farm families survive

August 11, 2011

In the midst of drought and famine in eastern Africa some hopeful news. A three-year study by Farm Radio International demonstrates conclusively that when properly used, radio is an effective way to give large numbers of African farm families knowledge needed to improve their food security, nutrition and livelihoods; knowledge that is vital in preventing…

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Philip Akafo’s Story

September 22, 2011

Ben Fiafor is Farm Radio International’s National Research Coordinator in Ghana. He writes about how one farmer, Philip Akafo, changed his life for the better by listening to Farm Radio’s participatory radio programs conducted through the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFFRI). Here, Farm Radio programs are improving the living conditions for farmers in Ghana.…

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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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Looking ahead…Implementing award-winning radio campaigns

October 3, 2011

In late 2010, Farm Radio International wrapped up the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI), a 42-month program that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI was a great success, allowing us to work with 25 radio stations in five countries to produce and broadcast a total of 49 Participatory Radio Campaigns…

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Our work in Burkina Faso

September 18, 2018

Our work in Burkina Faso Our work in Burkina Faso 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 2012, partnering with a range of radio stations…

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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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Canadian Farm Radio Network Informing Africans

April 1, 2011

Radio Canada International (RCI) conducted an interview with Farm Radio International’s Executive Director this past January 2011.  Listen, as Carmel Kilkenny from RCI’s The Link, talks to Kevin about Farm Radio’s work using radio to help increase food security for millions of smallholder farmers in Africa and examples of  participatory radio campaigns for which it won the…

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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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Our commitment to gender equality

March 3, 2015

Farm Radio International has long been committed to including women in every aspect of our work: as broadcasters, farmers and agricultural extension workers. In July 2013 we launched Her Farm Radio, an initiative to ensure radio serves the needs of all farmers, women and men. Ten projects have come under the Her Farm Radio banner,…

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