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Marketing change over the airwaves

January 29, 2015

Farming is a tough business, relying on good weather, hard work and fair prices at the market. Yet farmers are frequently faced with a shortage of rain, too much work and buyers who shortchange them. Without a standard bag for selling their produce, many farmers in Ghana are cheated by middlemen who pass a larger,…

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Radio key to success for these farming brothers in Ghana

March 8, 2017

Ayesiya Akangki and Ayiba Adaaja, farmers and brothers, work tirelessly on their rice field in the Upper East Region of Ghana, near the Burkina Faso border. The effort won Ayesiya, owner and main farmer of the land, the best regional rice farmer award in November 2016. Ayesiya says his farm means everything to him: it…

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America and her oldest daughter, 16, stand among her flourishing corn crops.

Listening together: Radio helps empower a family and the community

August 22, 2019

Thanks to a radio program on conservation agriculture, America Asrassie is making a profit, and sending her children to university.

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Radio 4 Change: Introducing our 2015-16 annual report

January 3, 2017

When it comes to growing a better future, inaction is no longer an option. The time has come to make change happen. And radio can help. That’s what our 2015-16 annual report, Radio 4 Change, is all about. We know that radio has long been the best way to reach rural communities across Africa. And, paired with technologies…

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African Harvest

African Harvest raises $26,000 for small-scale farmers

July 4, 2019

Farm Radio International’s annual fundraising dinner raised $26,000 for small-scale farmers, and featured special guests like African staff Rex Chapota, and Andrea Bambara, and CTV broadcasting legend, Lloyd Robertson.

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This rice farmer’s yield set to multiply tenfold thanks to radio

February 2, 2017

With files courtesy of Mark Kudafa   Elvis Asare takes a radio broadcaster through his farm. He gestures to his recently harvested rice field, golden with newly cut stalks of rice. It’s January, and it’s harvest time for rice in Hohoe in the Volta region in eastern Ghana. Farmers like Elvis are reaping the benefits…

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From farm to air

From farm to air: the making of a radio program

June 13, 2019

We tagged alongside Abdul Mohammed Dahim, a broadcaster with Radio 123 in Tamale, Ghana, to interview farmers for an upcoming radio program.

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The first step is to listen: unlocking conversations in development with radio and mobile phones

November 3, 2016

How can we include the world’s most vulnerable people in the decisions that affect them? It’s simple: We ask them. How? By combining the two most powerful communications tools in the developing world: radio and mobile phones.   Conversations in development The history of international development is rife with examples of good intentions gone wrong.…

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Audio postcard: Reaching farmers in local languages

June 24, 2016

Program quality monitors make calls to farmers, speaking five of the languages of northern Ghana.   The Farm Radio International office in Tamale, Northern Ghana, booms like a busy call center every weekday.  Calls are made to listeners of Farm Radio programs to collect their profile information in order to share relevant farming tips with farmers…

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Achieving zero hunger through radio programs on guinea fowl

October 15, 2018

This World Food Day, we’re showcasing one of our projects that shows how basic agriculture information can not only help farmers raise nutritious animals for food, but how they can spark a business that will help them achieve long-term sustainable food security. In northern Ghana, nine out of 10 households raise guinea fowl. These birds…

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