Search Results: her voice on air

Interactive radio: Key to achieving the SDGs

July 29, 2016

Photo credit: Jesse Winter One of the landmarks of last year was the global agreement on a new plan of action to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York and unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals…

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Press Release: Made-in-Uganda technology launches radio soap opera into interactive radio space

June 26, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Listen, vote, and eat better Farm Radio International (FRI) is working with Uganda’s TRAC FM and HarvestPlus to give farmers a powerful voice in their futures. Listeners of a recently launched radio drama series can now engage with broadcasters in real time, bringing interactive radio and listener participation to a whole new…

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Radio is changing household gender dynamics

July 18, 2016

Esther Mwangabula of Farm Radio International (right) interviews Pili Athumani (left) about her experience in the Her Voice on Air project.  Pili Athumani is the leader of the women’s listening group in Mnung’una village in the Singida Region of Tanzania. She’s been tuning into a weekly radio program that is not only benefiting her sorghum harvest…

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Broadcasters chat online about interactive radio — and the challenges of engaging women

May 8, 2017

Over four weeks in February and March, more than 150 radio broadcasters from 23 countries gathered online for an in-depth discussion about interactive radio, exchanging messages and ideas on Barza — Farm Radio International’s online community for radio broadcasters. Together with Farm Radio mentors and mediators, the participants explored what it means to have listeners…

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Broadcaster Martin Mhina on the challenges of preparing and hosting a quality farmer program

January 23, 2018

Martin Mhina interviews a maize farmer in Tanga Region, Tanzania, for the farmer program, Shamba darasa, on Voice of Africa. Martin Mhina pushes open the heavy, soundproof studio door, puts on a pair of headphones, and pulls his microphone close. In the same instant, the on-air light turns red and a big smile brightens his…

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Uliza: Connecting broadcasters and farmers for better radio

September 9, 2016

Video by Katie Burnham At Farm Radio International we work to share knowledge with small-scale African farmers and make sure their voices are heard. Radio is a really effective way to reach a large audience, but it is essentially a one-way communications tool. So how do make sure that we’re helping radio stations to engage with listeners…

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Call for proposals

Call for instructional design proposals

May 27, 2019

FRI is seeking a proposal for two types of distance learning products. The first type is an online course (the Farmer program eCourse) and the second type is self-guided learning modules.

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Radio can rain information when drought strikes

July 5, 2016

Imagine you’re a farmer and the rainy season that you depend on doesn’t come. This happens again — and again. After three failed rainy seasons you hear that sudden and heavy rains may come and wipe out what you have left. This is the situation for farmers in Ethiopia, who are experiencing the worst drought their…

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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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Broadcaster profile: Mariam and Mohamed at Abood FM

Broadcaster profile: Mariam and Mohamed at Abood FM

December 13, 2017

Broadcaster Mariam Maruzuku in the studio at Abood FM, in Morogoro. It is a long drive from Morogoro to Lungo village, first over a tarmac road, then through a market town, and finally to the village centre. The trip takes at least two hours. And from there, it’s a long walk through muddy puddles and…

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