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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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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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A farmer

Ghana’s ‘best farmers’ grow thanks to radio

April 7, 2022

It is a hot sunny Wednesday afternoon and Abraham Agyei Appiah is working on his maize farm. On his return from the farm, he pulls out his phone. “I do my best to listen to the program every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Even if I’m still in town, I listen with my phone. I always ensure…

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Voices from the field: Farming in times of drought

June 8, 2016

Farmers living in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia are no strangers to challenging weather. They have a long history of working their farms using sophisticated knowledge handed down over generations. They know how to adapt to cycles of nature. But the worst drought in 50 years coupled with one of the strongest El Niño events…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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