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Broadcasters support locust response as infestations threaten farmers

June 1, 2020

Broadcasters in Kenya are serving farmers as they face dual emergencies: the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing locust infestation.

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Farm Radio “hangs out” with Gates Foundation

June 10, 2013

Technology and new media are playing an increasingly active role in society. Hashtags, tweetups and followers have entered our lives (and the blogosphere) in recent years. Many of us check our news feeds before we brush our teeth in the morning. In Africa, a new report shows that mobile devices, the Internet and social media…

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Designing digital agriculture projects: a Senegalese woman holds a cell phone while another woman looks over her shoulder, a Senegalese man, a radio station employee, shows her how to use the phone. A radio set sits beside them.

5 things to consider when designing digital agriculture projects

June 14, 2021

Too often, the digital transformation of agriculture leaves small-scale farmers behind. So what can we do to ensure digital transformation of agriculture projects are inclusive and participatory?

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Many faces of mental health awareness: Part 2

October 8, 2015

There are many amazing individuals in Malawi and Tanzania who have helped to de-stigmatize mental illness and ensure those suffering from mental illness have access to effective care. These are a few of those individuals we met as part of the “Integrated youth mental health” project. Tamanda Roy Meja, the chair lady of her Nkhawa…

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Reaching the next generation through radio

February 12, 2015

On Feb. 13, FRI’s executive director Kevin Perkins is speaking at the World Radio Day symposium in the United Kingdom, hosted by the University of London. This year, World Radio Day is celebrating youth and innovation in radio. Read why Kevin knows radio can have a huge impact on youth.   For the crew at…

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What does entertainment have to do with development? A whole lot if you ask us.

February 28, 2014

Thinking back to my days as a student, my mind always seems to gravitate to a few vivid memories from just a handful of classes. But why? Was their content that different from others? Not really. Did they focus on topics I found inherently more interesting? Perhaps. But what really made the difference was content…

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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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Broadcaster profile: How Acirocan Flavia (and her listeners) benefited from our e-course

March 3, 2016

Farmer program e-course: Strengthening broadcasters’ interview and story-telling skills   A journalist by profession, Acirocan Flavia has been working in radio for seven years. She works on the program Community Voice, on Radio Pacis, in Uganda. Through this program Acirocan has been able to integrate listeners into the discussion in many ways. The program regularly…

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World Radio Day: 20+ podcasts & radio shows to celebrate the power of radio

February 12, 2018

Last month we attended the WUSC & CECI International Forum to present the Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge. We asked, what are you listening to? And we heard from many fellow radio lovers. Below is a list of recommended podcasts and radio shows to keep you informed and entertained in today’s busy world. Of course…

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Celebrating World Radio Day: Farmers all over Africa achieve success and satisfaction from listening to their radios

February 13, 2012

For over 30 years, Farm Radio International has understood the importance of radio in giving access to information to millions of small-scale farmers. Radio is reliable, affordable and does not require literacy. It can reach remote areas, women and children. That is why our mission is to support broadcasters in developing countries to strengthen small-scale…

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