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Connecting with farmers over the airwaves, in the field and by phone

September 3, 2015

Tanzanian broadcaster Clara Moita: George Atkins Communications Award winner Clara Moita has been broadcasting with Radio 5, based in Arusha, Tanzania, since 2007. She is on air with the Amka (Wake Up) and Fahari Yangu (My Pride) programs, both of which are broadcast to a small-scale farming audience. Fahari Yangu has a special focus on…

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Justin Boswell Oryema: Serving farmers with Radio 2.0

July 15, 2015

Justin Boswell Oryema is proud of his 15 years of broadcasting experience, particularly of his work as a farm radio broadcaster. “Mass communication is about many people. In Uganda, farming takes over 80 per cent of the activities, [and is] thus the biggest employer.”   Justin understands the value of using the radio to reach…

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Our work in Mali

September 19, 2018

Our work in Mali Our work in Mali Political unrest and insecurity in Mali in recent years has made radio an even more critical source of information and dialogue, as internal conflict often results in reduced public services. Working in Mali remains a challenge due to security concerns, but we are proud to have maintained…

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Mariam Amiri has changed her life because of farm radio

May 5, 2015

Mariam Amiri’s field is her family’s source of food and income. She grows beans as a staple crop on her plot of land in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. She also cultivates a variety of vegetables, such as spinach, kale, pumpkin, onion, and a local plant known as mnavu. Mariam, 32, knew that she was…

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Our work in Ghana

September 18, 2018

Our work in Ghana Our work in Ghana Ghana has a very dynamic public sphere, facilitated by a well-developed network of internet providers and more than 500 radio stations. We have worked with more radio stations in Ghana than any other country, operating in multiple languages across all of the country’s ten regions. In addition…

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With radio, women can increase their harvest and their incomes

March 3, 2015

Mariam Amiri’s field is her family’s source of food and income. She grows beans as a staple crop on her plot of land in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. She also cultivates a variety of vegetables, such as spinach, kale, pumpkin, onion, and a local plant known as mnavu.   Mariam, 32, knew that she…

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Radio Innovations

Radio Innovations

August 15, 2018

Radio Innovations Finding new ways to make radio better Radio Innovations Finding new ways to make radio better We pioneer innovative digital solutions and develop engaging new radio approaches to make the world’s most popular communication tool more entertaining, effective and interactive than ever before. Innovative digital solutions Far from being eclipsed by newer technologies,…

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Why radio is important to farmers — and FRI staff

October 31, 2014

Japhet Emmanuel grew up on a farm in Tanzania, with a love of radio passed down from his father. This makes him the perfect fit for country program manager at our Tanzania office. Japhet is in Canada for a few weeks and shared his work with donors and supporters at an event Oct. 29 at…

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How radio programmes can support agriculture and market development

September 17, 2014

Ghanaian farmers learn about a new, standardized bag for selling their produce. Without using bags of a standard size, many farmers are cheated by middlemen who buy large bags of produce at the price of smaller ones. Through the Purchase for Progress project, farmers in Ghana are learning how to improve their agricultural production and…

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A look behind the scenes of FarmQuest with Radio Fanaka

August 29, 2014

For the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the six candidates that took part in the FarmQuest project in Mali:  six young people have shown their communities that they have what it takes to  start farming businesses that can not only feed their families, but make a living. Now its time to introduce…

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