Search Results: reality radio

From extension officer to farm radio broadcaster

May 27, 2010

His name is Asio Koku, an agricultural research officer working for Ho Municipality in Ghana. His duties include sending information about new technologies to farmers and assisting with data collection. His encounter with Farm Radio International’s African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a simple one. But now he can’t forget how it transformed his…

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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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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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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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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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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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Mentors, youth and reality radio: the recipe to increase sustainable farming (and employment) in Mali

June 5, 2013

About the author Lisa Weighton is doing her M.A. in International Development at the University of Ottawa. She is currently working as a co-op student with Farm Radio International in Ottawa. It’s a time of self-invention and vast optimism. A time to unearth hidden talents and build new skills. A time to boast radiant skin,…

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What does entertainment have to do with development? A whole lot if you ask us.

February 28, 2014

Thinking back to my days as a student, my mind always seems to gravitate to a few vivid memories from just a handful of classes. But why? Was their content that different from others? Not really. Did they focus on topics I found inherently more interesting? Perhaps. But what really made the difference was content…

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