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Uganda

Our work in Uganda

September 19, 2018

Our work in Uganda Our work in Uganda More than 40 indigenous languages are used in Uganda, with dialects varying from community to community. This has made for a very diverse and competitive radio landscape. We are best known in Uganda for our work promoting vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potato through a highly popular radio…

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A trip back to 1979 – Farm Radio Audio Tape #1

August 13, 2009

Let’s take a trip way back to 1979 when Farm Radio International (then called Developing Countries Farm Radio Network) began. Based on the idea that smallholder farmers throughout Africa could benefit greatly by receiving timely and accurate information about farming over the radio, George Atkins (founder and former director of DCFRN) set out to provide…

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Our Work

May 18, 2017

We put radio to work in rural Africa. We put radio to work in rural Africa. What we do We make radio the very best it can be for rural communities across Africa. Radio Resources We provide resources and training to help rural radio broadcasters create programs that better serve their listeners. Learn more Radio…

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Strategic Intentions

October 26, 2020

2020-2025 Strategic Plan Our roadmap to supporting rural Africans over the airwaves. Download the plan A community effort to look to the future In April 2020, Farm Radio International embarked on a new five-year strategic plan. The plan is the product of a highly participatory and consultative process, involving staff at all levels and in…

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Radio Program Approaches

Radio Program Approaches

May 23, 2018

  Radio program approaches Radio program approaches We have developed a range of approaches to radio programs that get results at scale. They are used in our radio projects to raise awareness, increase knowledge and drive the adoption of behaviours that help millions of people enjoy better livelihoods, nutrition and overall wellbeing each year. Participatory…

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Tanzania

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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Share the love on World Radio Day!

February 11, 2014

Love is in the air! Not only is Friday Valentine’s Day, but Thursday February 13th is World Radio Day. Radio is recognized around the world for its role in creating positive change. This special day gives radio practitioners and enthusiasts an opportunity to celebrate this important communication tool. Do you love radio? Tell us why!…

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Our work in Malawi

September 18, 2018

  Our work in Malawi Our work in Malawi Malawi is a small country with a strong unifying language (Chichewa). With some radio stations able to broadcast and be understood nationwide, the potential impact of radio in the country is huge. We began working there in 2011 but soon recognized the capacity for our local…

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Audio postcard: Agripoll Tanzania — Using radio and mobile phones to listen to farmers

June 9, 2014

Bart Sullivan here. I’d like to introduce you to the phones and technology we used to pull off Agripoll here in Tanzania. The ten Android phones in this picture were shared amongst five radio stations and used as the technological backbone of Agripoll.  Using an app called Telerivet, we turned these phones into radio polling…

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Annual Report 2012-13 — Radio 2.0: When radio is more than radio

December 6, 2013

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Farm Radio International began as an idea. Like most great ideas, it was deceptively simple, prompting the question, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The idea came about in 1975 when George Atkins, Canada’s leading farm broadcaster, learned that radio programs in developing countries often served the interests of…

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