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Our work in Nigeria

September 19, 2018

Our work in Nigeria Our work in Nigeria Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with almost half of the population under the age of 18. It is also highly diverse, with more than 500 ethnic groups and languages. This makes for a very rich and dynamic media landscape, characterized by entrepreneurship, new technologies…

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The Ottawa Citizen article: “Taking to the African airwaves” talks about Farm Radio International’s work

September 6, 2011

On Saturday, September 3, 2011, The Ottawa Citizen published the article: “Taking to the African airwaves: An Ottawa aid group is using radio broadcasts to spread the word of efficient farming practices” by Alex Webber.  The following is the article: As drought and famine plagues several parts of eastern Africa, an Ottawa-based NGO is using radio to…

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Our work in Mozambique

September 19, 2018

  Our work in Mozambique Our work in Mozambique With the majority of Mozambique’s population living in rural areas, agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy. Unfortunately, rural citizens typically lack access to infrastructure, markets, and public services — with the exception of radio, that is. Although there is only one official language (Portuguese),…

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Why do farmers love radio? It speaks to them about the important issues

March 18, 2015

Zena Gedebo is an enset farmer in Kembata, in the SNNPR region of Ethiopia. She is also an avid listener of Kembata FM, so when she heard about a new program on enset, she was hooked. “In the evening, we always listen to Kembata FM. We like it because it uses our language and focuses…

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Learning from each other and the radio as a community listening group

March 3, 2015

After growing enset for the past eight years, Tagesech Belete, 23, has gained much of her farming knowledge from experience. But when Kembata Community Radio launched a participatory radio campaign, she knew it was an opportunity for her to gain more expertise. “I hope the radio program will inform us on improved production techniques. I…

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Audio postcard: Interactive radio growing “the pride of Singida”

December 21, 2015

Over 50 people are crammed into Mnung’una village’s small executive office. The back of the tin roof is ripped and banging loudly in the wind. Trucks rattle over the speed bumps of a nearby road leading to Singida in central Tanzania. Some of the women are sharing chairs and men are standing on desks in…

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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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Mental Health on Air: How we started a conversation about youth mental health in Malawi and Tanzania

February 1, 2016

What does it look like when youth discuss depression? Find out on our three-part documentary – Mental Health on Air: Healthy minds, resilient communities, produced by CBC Ottawa’s Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco. A frank, open discussion about mental illness and depression is a new phenomenon in Canada, but one that is gaining traction thanks to campaigns like…

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Learn why Theodora Kubaje is hopeful radio will improve her food security

June 2, 2015

Theodora Kubaje keeps a brood of guinea fowl on her family farm to ensure her family of seven has access to protein in their diets. Occasionally, she will sell a guinea fowl for extra income to purchase seeds, fertilizer or extra food during the lean season. Guinea fowl are an important element on family farms…

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Protecting earnings and the environment – and chocolate production – with a new radio campaign

October 3, 2017

Charles Brefo-Nimo, SNV project co-ordinator, in front of the SNV office in Essam, Western Region Ghana Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world, but many of its cocoa trees are old or diseased. This results in lower productivity, which has meant problems for farmers and for the environment. As cocoa trees…

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