Search Results: her voice on air

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?

Read More
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…

Read More
From farm to fork: Reaching 4 million farmers to strengthen their role in the ag value chain

From farm to fork: Reaching 4 million farmers to strengthen their role in the ag value chain

February 2, 2018

From farm to fork, food travels far to be transformed from a seed to a plant to a delicious dish. And farmers play a key role in this transformation: They cultivate the plants from seeds until they are harvested, stored and shipped to market. They also raise chickens, goats, and other livestock that provides protein…

Read More
Farm Radio Awards

Announcing the 2021 Farm Radio award winners

February 12, 2021

Meet the 2021 winners of the George Atkins Communications Award and the Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio.

Read More

Our work in Malawi

September 18, 2018

  Our work in Malawi Our work in Malawi Malawi is a small country with a strong unifying language (Chichewa). With some radio stations able to broadcast and be understood nationwide, the potential impact of radio in the country is huge. We began working there in 2011 but soon recognized the capacity for our local…

Read More
woman listens to radio while cooking

Radio and food: a recipe for healthy communities

October 16, 2019

This World Food Day, it might seem a stretch to say radio has anything to do with food.  How can a device that picks up invisible signals in the air have anything to do with something that literally helps us survive? How can a voice on air have anything to do with achieving a #ZeroHunger…

Read More
Alex-Nimwamanya

Broadcaster Alex Nimwamanya sees the impact his program has on farmers growing orange-fleshed sweet potato

March 20, 2018

Alex Nimwamanya started broadcasting at Voice of Kamwenge just six months ago, but has already seen the impact of his radio programs. Alex is a 30-year-old Ugandan radio journalist presenting a program called Eiraka ryomuhingi no murisa, or “The farmer’s voice.” For 10 weeks, Alex settled in at the microphone every Monday from 8 to…

Read More

Audio postcard: Helping farmers improve their sorghum harvest with radio

December 21, 2015

In the hot, dry villages in the Shinyanga District of northern Tanzania, growing certain crops can be difficult. From concerns about drought, to birds and other pests, farmers in the area face many challenges. Last year, Farm Radio International launched a participatory radio campaign (PRC) airing on Faraja FM to discuss sorghum — a popular…

Read More

Farmers in Malawi turn to community radio for information about cassava mosaic disease

April 20, 2017

Members of the Chitontho Farmers Club gather in the Nkhotakota district of Malawi’s Central Region. Sitting in the shade of her grass-thatched house, cassava farmer Achipera Nankambi recalls how she used to listen to a radio program called Dotolo wa Chinagwa pa Wailesi  (Cassava Doctor on Air) on Nkhotakota Community Radio.  The program launched in September 2016, at…

Read More
Amplifying women's voices

Women have their say thanks to new sustainable radio programming in Ghana

March 6, 2019

Inside the studio at Royals FM in Wenchi, in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, radio presenters Regina Gyabea and Mary Ajyapong are in full control. Their producer, Owoahene Acheampong, sits across the table with his headphones on, calmly turning the dials and offering occasional directions. Owoahene has been hosting a special farmer radio program…

Read More