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Farm Radio Scriptwriting Competition Has Record Number of Participants!

August 26, 2010

Farm Radio International’s fourth radio scriptwriting competition on Healthy Communities in sub-Saharan Africa is well underway. On August 16th, a free, 10 week online scriptwriting course commenced for all registered participants. This year we are pleased to announce that the number of participants has almost doubled to 419 people! The free distance training, first offered…

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“Radio can bring people together”

August 13, 2010

Farm Radio International broadcast partner, Lydia Ajono, has been involved with the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN) since it began in 1999. She has worked with community radio for many years. When she left high school, she joined a Radio Netherlands project in northern Ghana. Since then, she has been to the Netherlands for training,…

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Healthy Soils Make Healthy Farms

August 6, 2010

Soil is the foundation of farming. When farmers take care of the soil and ensure that it’s healthy, the farm will be more likely to provide the food and income that is needed. If the soil is not healthy, farmers cannot produce what they need. Soil is more than just a thing in which farmers…

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What does radio have to do with food security?

July 30, 2010

“We knew the technique of composting, but it is by the strength of radio that we have the courage to do so.” These words from a farmer in a small village in rural Mali tell a story that we have seen repeated many, many times over the past three years.  It is the story of…

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Award-winning partner Adama Zongo from Radio rurale du Burkina shares his best story

July 16, 2010

Adama Zongo has been the editor-in-chief of Farm Radio broadcasting partner Radio rurale du Burkina – the national broadcaster – since 2005. But Adama is not new to rural radio broadcasting. He started his career in July 1982 after being trained at the Centre Interafricain d’Études en Radio Rurale de Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso. Adama…

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Listen to another award-winning script

June 17, 2010

We are happy to present the second English audio production of one of our award-winning scripts from the Smallholder Farmer Innovation script package. Thanks once again to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for funding this audio production. The production you are about to hear is from the script: “Women use…

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Rosemond Ohene: Giving Voice to Farmers in Ghana

June 9, 2010

Rosemond Ohene, a graduate from Cape Cost University in Accra, joined Ghana’s Rite FM with no experience in radio broadcasting.  It was a very challenging task but luckily for Rose, she found the Farm Radio International web site.  She soon discovered that there was an office in Ghana that operated the African Farm Radio Research…

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“Honouring a Father’s Passion” – featured in latest Network News

June 3, 2010

The best way to pay a tribute is to respect and honour the passions of loved ones. Ian Fraser has just done that by making a donation to Farm Radio International in memory of his father Donald D. Fraser, an ardent admirer of agriculture and farm practices. Don Fraser, died in 2009 at the age…

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From extension officer to farm radio broadcaster

May 27, 2010

His name is Asio Koku, an agricultural research officer working for Ho Municipality in Ghana. His duties include sending information about new technologies to farmers and assisting with data collection. His encounter with Farm Radio International’s African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a simple one. But now he can’t forget how it transformed his…

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Participatory Radio Campaigns Work

May 21, 2010

It has been 3 years since we launched the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) in which we set out to assess the effectiveness of farm radio on meeting the food security objectives of rural farming households in Africa. Radio stations from Tanzania, Uganda, Mali, Ghana and Malawi took part in the initiative that involved…

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