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Fall Network News

October 26, 2009

Our newest edition of “Network News” is now available for download and printing on our website.  It is published three times a year and highlights the latest accomplishments of Farm Radio International.  This issue touches on: -Our latest script package: Importance of Livestock Health -Launch of Radio Scriptwriting Competition on Farmer Innovation -Partner Profile: George…

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Annual Report 2008-2009

October 10, 2009

In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the Board of Directors worked hard to hold and refine the vision and values, set the policies, steward the resources, and monitor the results of Farm Radio International. This year the Board: • monitored implementation of our new risk management policies • approved recommendations of our scripts program review, and…

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A trip back to 1979 – Farm Radio Audio Tape #1

August 13, 2009

Let’s take a trip way back to 1979 when Farm Radio International (then called Developing Countries Farm Radio Network) began. Based on the idea that smallholder farmers throughout Africa could benefit greatly by receiving timely and accurate information about farming over the radio, George Atkins (founder and former director of DCFRN) set out to provide…

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Happy 30th! From Farm Radio Partner, TRALSO

August 6, 2009

The Board, management, staff and the rural communities serviced by the Transkei Land Service Organisation (TRALSO) salute Farm Radio International (formerly Developing Countries Radio Network (DCFRN)) on your 30th anniversary. As you celebrate your 30th anniversary, we share your commitment and passion to improving the lives of the poor resourced rural communities around the world…

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2009 George Atkins Communications Award Winner Announced

July 24, 2009

Farm Radio International is pleased to announce that the 2009 George Atkins Communications Award winner is Gladson Makowa, a producer for the Story Workshop in Malawi.   This past year Story Workshop has produced some great videos for Farm Radio International that explain how our work empowers farmers.  See it below and check out the…

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Spring 2009 Network News

July 16, 2009

Our newest edition of “Network News” is now available for download and printing on our website.  It is published three times a year and highlights the latest accomplishments of Farm Radio International.  This issue touches on: -Our 30th Anniversary -Our work with Trans World Radio in Kenya -Gender Equality and Radio workshop that we ran in Ghana…

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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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Land Grabbing and its effects on small-scale African farmers

June 12, 2009

From its earliest days, Farm Radio International has endeavoured to provide small-scale farmers with information about practical, low-cost, sustainable solutions to their daily needs.  Through radio scripts and other services, we have shared information about, for example, techniques for enhancing soil fertility, protecting crops from pests, and improving family and community health.  But it must…

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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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CBC Radio’s “Sunday Edition” celebrates Farm Radio International’s 30th Anniversary

May 29, 2009

For those of our supporters who are in Canada or who listen to CBC Radio: Dear Friends of Farm Radio International, Michael Enright, host of CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition, interviews our Chair, Doug Ward, on this Sunday’s program. The interview will be broadcast just after 11:00 am on Sunday, May 31st, on CBC Radio One.…

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