Search Results: Listening Post

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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CBC Radio’s “Sunday Edition” with Farm Radio’s Doug Ward Audio Now Available

June 2, 2009

Doug Ward, Farm Radio International’s Chair, with staff at Radio Fana in Mali As an update to Friday’s post, CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition episode from this week featuring Farm Radio International’s Chair, Doug Ward, is now available online in MP3 format. Click here to listen (Doug’s interview starts about 3/4 of the way through the…

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Farmer program e-course shows broadcasters value of connecting with audience

April 1, 2015

Sakina Majawa Kaima is an experienced farm radio broadcaster. She currently hosts two shows on Malawi’s Chanco Radio that address two important issues facing farmers: soil fertility and climate change. Sakina already uses community listening groups to hear from her audience. “These were set up by the radio station so that the farmers can give…

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Radio and Rice

Rice and Radio: How radio programs and face-to-face training is improving lives in Ethiopia

August 9, 2019

Adugna Tigab is a 33-year-old farmer in Bure Kebele of Lebokemkem woreda (or district) in Ethiopia. This year due to heavy rain in the area, Adugna’s neighborhood flooded. To get to her crop, we had to walk through the swampy farms covered with the rice crop.  When the Farm Radio International team arrived, Adugna was…

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World Radio Day

Farm Radio International develops new sustainable radio approach

February 12, 2019

At Farm Radio International, we’ve seen what works when it comes to radio projects. From projects on sweet potato, to those on climate change and women’s rights, we see great results come from informative radio programming time and time again. There’s just one problem. When a project ends, the radio program may end with it,…

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Rural women Listening Group

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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In-station training boosts broadcasters’ confidence on air and in their community

July 9, 2015

Rashid Muzungyo, left, is the presenter and producer on Kapchorwa Trinity Radio’s farmer program. Kapchorwa Trinity Radio is a small rural radio station in Kapchorwa, near the eastern border of Uganda. Due to its popularity and reliability, the radio station was chosen to be our partner in the “Radio and ICT to promote landscape reforestation”…

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Radio 2.0: Using SMS to Enhance Radio

April 9, 2010

“Beep Beep” the sound of an SMS (short message service) arriving in your phone’s inbox rings and vibrates from your pocket.  You pause for a moment from preparing your compost pit to read what has come: Dear listener –  Heka heka vijijini starts in 30 minutes on 93.3 Sibuka FM. This week’s program talks about marketing local…

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How Farm Radio International changed my life

June 24, 2009

Guillaume Kanga Nkodo in his plantain field As a long time Farm Radio International listener (radio ODAMA-FM), Guillaume Kanga Nkodo, a plantain farmer in Cameroon shares his personal experience on the benefits of our work.  Below is his story: Well, what interested me most was that, through the Farm Radio programs, we were told about new…

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Ugandan farm broadcaster helped to end conflict

March 1, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario March 1, 2011 – Grace Amito was bitter when her manager at Uganda’s radio station Mega FM assigned her to the farm broadcast. “He told me all the other programs had been taken up by my fellow presenters since I was away.” That was in 2002, when Grace says she didn’t have “a…

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