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February 9, 2016

In the Winter 2016 edition of Tuning In, we share the successes of our “integrated youth mental health” project. Learn about the impact of this project and just why radio was a great tool to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness. You will also meet one of the broadcasters with Nkhawa Njee — Yonse…

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Extension worker reaches farmers by radio

One hour, thousands of farmers helped: A good day for an extension worker in Ghana

October 22, 2017

For 38 years, Alhassan Dramani worked as an extension officer for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the Savelugu district of Ghana’s Northern Region. He travelled unforgiving roads to show farmers the best spots to lay seed, what kind of inputs to use, and how to store their yields. He spent 38 years…

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Drought in Ethiopia

Audio postcard: How radio is supporting farmers in response to the drought in Ethiopia

February 18, 2016

Tune in to learn more about how we are helping radio broadcasters support farmers in Ethiopia, as they cope with severe drought conditions. Fifteen men are lined up in a row on the teff farm of Teshaye Goitom, in the Hadegti village of western Tigray, Ethiopia. Their pose makes them seem as though they are…

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Podcast-challenge-blog

Presenting the Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge

January 17, 2018

As the world experiences new, old, and more complex global challenges, it’s important to dig deep to understand the issues, how they affect people, and how they connect to Canadians, because global challenges require global solutions. The Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge, led by Farm Radio International, invited teams of young journalists to delve into…

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Listening Post: Including farmers’ voices in development

December 10, 2015

This audio clip is one example of the many responses The Hangar received from farmers to a question in a Listening Post program evaluating a bean project aired in June. The question was: “What is your biggest constraint when it comes to growing beans?” As seen, FRI’s specially-designed program captures farmers’ votes and displays it…

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How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

February 21, 2018

Since 2012, we’ve been on air in Ethiopia in partnership with four radio stations to discuss quality protein maize, a variety of maize that offers a complete protein to both people and livestock who consume it. Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray are the four regions responsible for 90% of maize production in Ethiopia, making these…

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The big impact of composting

November 19, 2015

Photo credit: Jesse Winter Adam Yakuba stands among stalks of maize taller than he is. On a farm down the road the corn barely reaches his waist. The difference comes down to one thing: compost. Adam, 31, is a farmer from Zosali, in the Northern Region of Ghana. The maize on his farm was sown…

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The Drama of the Radio Drama …

November 15, 2011

Small-scale farmers in Nigeria, particularly female farmers, are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In 2007, a project was initiated by the African Radio Drama Association (ARDA) in partnership with Farm Radio International and the University of Guelph with support from the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Program supported by IDRC and the…

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Sharing her voice on air

October 15, 2015

Farmers in Msisi practice ‘beeping’ and recording messages for broadcasters. A group of 20 farmers have gathered in Msisi, a village near Singida in central Tanzania. Cellphone in hand, they leave missed calls to the same phone number. Seconds later, the room is filled with the sound of ringtones. The farmers answer, listen to an…

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Farm Radio looks to future

Farm Radio – Farm Radio – One of Canada’s Top Rated Charities

February 24, 2021

One of Canada’s top rated charities Donate Now One of Canada’s top rated charities Donate Now How your donation will help: You will be Meeting a unique need Farm Radio International is the only international non-profit organization that is solely committed to using the power of radio as an effective tool for rural development in…

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