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From wildfires to COVID: the importance of local journalism in emergencies

May 25, 2020

What covering the 2017 British Columbia wildfires taught me about the importance of local news during an emergency.

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Diakaridja Fomba

August 22, 2014

This week, we’re pleased to introduce you to the final candidate in the FarmQuest reality radio program in Mali: Diakaridja Fomba. Much like his fellow candidate Mamadou Diarra, Diakaridja moved to the city in search of a better life before realizing that his future was back home, on the land. When asked why more young…

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You’ve met the FarmQuest candidates. Now see them in action!

July 11, 2014

Last year, we excitedly announced the launch of FarmQuest, an innovative new reality radio program in Mali designed to encourage youth to consider farming as a career choice, and introduced you to the six youth competing to be named “best young farmer of the year.” Broadcast between September and December of 2013, FarmQuest has come to an end…

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Check out our 2013-2014 annual report

January 26, 2015

Farm Radio International is proud to announce that its 2013-2014 interactive annual report is online — in both French and English! The annual report includes stories, pictures, audio and video describing the projects underway in 2013-2014 and the impact they made. Among the stories is a look at the impact our demand-driven participatory radio project…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Kafune Mariko

August 1, 2014

This video introduces you to Kafune Mariko, the youngest contestant in the FarmQuest reality radio series. Kafune’s parents were farmers, and she learned from an early age how to care for animals and plough the fields. However, when she was still a child, she was sent to Bamako to work for relatives as a babysitter.…

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Farm Radio International – defining our role in the anti-racism movement

June 12, 2020

When news of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer spread, and Black Lives Matter protests took place in many parts of the West and other parts of the world, we took serious thought as an organization. As individuals, we were shocked, angered, and saddened. We reached out to…

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The Annans celebrate a colourful crop in Ghana

August 18, 2016

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks about the benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) to a packed crowd in Abor, Ghana. See all event photos here. Kofi and Nane Annan visited the Volta Region of Ghana for an special event celebrating the orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) on Monday August 16, along with a delegation of officials. Farmers, politicians, chiefs,…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Fanto Samake

August 15, 2014

Fanto Samake has been around cattle since childhood and, as a candidate in the FarmQuest reality radio program, wanted to raise dairy cows. Unfortunately for Fanto, and other farmers in his village of  Tingole Banankabougou, cows are expensive. Although his mother gave him three head of cattle to get started, adding to his herd to increase milk…

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Reaching young people with old technology: Meet the FarmQuest candidates!

August 9, 2013

*Above: Mamadou Diarra, contestant on FarmQuest, is interviewed by Fatogoma Sanogo of Radio Fanaka. Diakaridia Fomba raises chickens in the idyllic village of Dien, in Mali, West Africa. Newborn chicks scurry around his traditional chicken coop while guinea fowl and sheep mill about his property. But farming hasn’t come easy to the 35-year-old. As a…

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The summer edition of Network News is here!

July 15, 2014

The summer edition of Network News is here! In this edition, learn about Farm Radio International’s unprecedented poll that helped thousands of small-scale farmers share their opinions and needs with policy-makers, how a radio program inspired a much-needed agribusiness, and about the impact of the FarmQuest reality radio program. The newsletter also profiles two long-time donors and volunteers,…

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