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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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Meet FarmQuest candidate Mamadou Diarra

July 25, 2014

Like many other youth from rural areas in Africa, Mamadou Diarra left his village of Ballan, Mali, to make money in the city. However, the city did not prove to be as promising as he’d envisioned, and he soon returned home. Mamadou’s story is illustrative of many youth in Mali, who associate agriculture with poverty…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Salimata Traore

August 8, 2014

Salimata Traore was a timid young woman when she was selected to be a candidate in the FarmQuest project. While shyness is not an ideal trait for a reality show contestant, Salimata’s personal experiences around market gardening provided a compelling story illustrative of the struggle for gender equality faced by women across rural Africa. With…

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Meet FarmQuest candidate Awa Doumbia

July 18, 2014

This video introduces you to Awa Doumbia, a FarmQuest contestant from the village of Dien, in Mali’s Mopti District. Through her participation in the FarmQuest project, Awa was able to start peanut farming. Her village chief granted her more than two and a half acres of land near her home on which to farm, and she received credit…

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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…

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September 15, 2020
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September 15, 2020
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February 1, 2015

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