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A look behind the scenes of FarmQuest with Radio Fanaka

August 29, 2014

For the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the six candidates that took part in the FarmQuest project in Mali:  six young people have shown their communities that they have what it takes to  start farming businesses that can not only feed their families, but make a living. Now its time to introduce…

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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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WATCH | A pandemic of misinformation: Radio and COVID-19 in Africa

October 15, 2021

Watch Farm Radio staff and broadcasters from Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi and Uganda as they discuss the current reality of COVID-19 in their countries — and the work radio is doing to keep communities safe.

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This family has changed their mind about giving their daughter away in marriage. Instead, she is finishing her school.

Changing minds about girls’ education

July 6, 2022

What happens when one family about to give their daughter away in marriage learns about the importance of education on the radio.

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What is the state of farmer radio programming in Africa?

December 12, 2014

Ideally, international development efforts are driven by the needs and circumstances of the people they intend to serve. But when international development organizations develop expertise in certain areas, their projects tend to be driven more by what they know how to do rather than the needs of the people they serve. The expression “If all…

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Reducing food waste with new partnerships in Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania

June 6, 2018

Farm Radio International is bringing our success with social and behaviour change communication to an important global issue: food loss. Together with media partners Access Agriculture and Mediae, we will work through several communication channels to support Africa’s small-scale farmers to reduce post-harvest loss. Our Reducing post-harvest loss project will develop a communication strategy encompassing…

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Can a reality show really deliver aid to Africa? Yes!

January 21, 2014

“BALLAN, MALI—Mamadou Diarra wields his machete in a calloused hand. Rivulets of sweat roll down the 26-year-old’s face as he hacks a path through a hectare of sun-brittled cornstalks. It is his first crop and the rains are late. A mélange of jihadists and insurgents are waging a hide-and-seek war in the north, but farmers…

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Children try their hand at distance learning over the radio

Lessons in learning, literacy and radio during a global pandemic

February 19, 2021

Educational inequalities mean the most underserved have been left behind during COVID-19. Farm Radio is working with CODE to provide distance learning over the radio.

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International Youth Day event sheds light and hope on the state of youth mental health in Malawi

August 25, 2014

Pilirani, a member of Cayo Youth Club, listens as Thembi Thadzi from Farm Radio Trust talks about mental health issues facing youth in Malawi. August 12 was International Youth Day, and a special seminar was held at the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in Malawi on the state of youth mental health. It…

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This is real work: Through the mud and into the soybean field

August 1, 2017

To reach Hidya Muhidini Kipila’s soya bean field, we had to wade through a puddle knee deep and 10 metres long. A toddler could learn to swim in this lukewarm water. Fortunately, I’m not too bothered by this dip (despite not being dressed for it) because I’ve already walked an hour — in the other…

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