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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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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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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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Audio postcard: Reality radio in Mali

August 8, 2013

Hi, I’m Erica Pomerance, project advisor for the FarmQuest radio reality project here in Mali.  This photo was taken in the village of Tingole Banankabougou where I accompanied project coordinator, Lamine Togola, to interview candidates for the project.  Here we see 18-year-old Kafune Mariko, wearing white, along with her local advisor, Alimata Diarra, who is…

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African small-scale farmers use radio and mobile phones to send a message of optimism and caution to world leaders attending Food Systems Summit

September 20, 2021

Small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are impacted disproportionately by climate change, poverty and undernutrition, yet a report released today shows many remain optimistic about the future of farming.

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Climate crisis: Farmers turn to radio

September 17, 2019

Farmers in Tanzania are turning to radio for informational tops on climate change and weather forecasts to help deal with the climate crisis.

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Update from the Hangar: Uliza Answers farmers’ questions

May 23, 2018

Photo Credit: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Bartay Photography We are constantly looking for innovative ways to connect farmers with each other – particularly using radio to amplify their voices so that one farmer’s questions and expertise can be shared with other farmers in their region. This is why we incorporate simple mobile surveys…

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Webinar: Who is missing at dinner? June 2 at 8 a.m. ET.

Watch: Communication is key in creating equitable food systems

June 8, 2021

There is no equitable food system without farmers—and communication is essential in ensuring those farmers have a say.

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