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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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Mariam Amiri has changed her life because of farm radio

May 5, 2015

Mariam Amiri’s field is her family’s source of food and income. She grows beans as a staple crop on her plot of land in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. She also cultivates a variety of vegetables, such as spinach, kale, pumpkin, onion, and a local plant known as mnavu. Mariam, 32, knew that she was…

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Radio Innovations

Radio Innovations

August 15, 2018

Radio Innovations Finding new ways to make radio better Radio Innovations Finding new ways to make radio better We pioneer innovative digital solutions and develop engaging new radio approaches to make the world’s most popular communication tool more entertaining, effective and interactive than ever before. Innovative digital solutions Far from being eclipsed by newer technologies,…

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Listening Post: Including farmers’ voices in development

December 10, 2015

This audio clip is one example of the many responses The Hangar received from farmers to a question in a Listening Post program evaluating a bean project aired in June. The question was: “What is your biggest constraint when it comes to growing beans?” As seen, FRI’s specially-designed program captures farmers’ votes and displays it…

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Extension worker reaches farmers by radio

One hour, thousands of farmers helped: A good day for an extension worker in Ghana

October 22, 2017

For 38 years, Alhassan Dramani worked as an extension officer for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the Savelugu district of Ghana’s Northern Region. He travelled unforgiving roads to show farmers the best spots to lay seed, what kind of inputs to use, and how to store their yields. He spent 38 years…

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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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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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Supporting radio journalism in the time of COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Farm Radio International is supporting African broadcasters in reaching rural audiences with critical information about COVID-19

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Audio postcard: Radio program helped farmers access vines to grow nutritious orange-fleshed sweet potato

July 17, 2014

Victoria Dansoa Abankwa, an agricultural extension officer and host of the orange-fleshed sweet potato program at Central Radio in Cape Coast, Ghana.  In 2013, Farm Radio International developed and launched a 22-week radio program to fight vitamin A deficiency by helping to scale-up the production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in Ghana. Farmers…

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Sharing her voice on air

October 15, 2015

Farmers in Msisi practice ‘beeping’ and recording messages for broadcasters. A group of 20 farmers have gathered in Msisi, a village near Singida in central Tanzania. Cellphone in hand, they leave missed calls to the same phone number. Seconds later, the room is filled with the sound of ringtones. The farmers answer, listen to an…

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