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Tuning In newsletter: Winter 2023

In this edition of Tuning In, meet Phoebe Peshik, a Nigerian potato farmer who used learnings from a radio program to protect both her potato plants and profits. Plus, discover highlights from our 2021-2022 Annual Report and learn about radio stations’ creative campaigns to promote vaccination against COVID-19. In this newsletter, we’re also excited to…

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Annual Report 2021-2022

In 2021-22 we reached 24.5 million listeners with 6,112 hours of radio. 4.9 million listeners improved their practices because of our work.

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ICT4Scale: A Roadmap for Scaling-Up (webinar slides)

This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), www.idrc.ca. How can we scale-up agricultural solutions that are promising? What role do Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play in this process? Through a 30-month research initiative, Farm Radio International and Farm Radio Trust (Malawi) aimed to…

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Thematic briefing note: Improving nutrition through interactive radio

Health and food security go hand in hand. Radio is a versatile tool to promote both at scale, not only supporting farmers to sustainably boost their productivity, but also to increase the quality and variety of food produced and eaten. Targeted radio and ICT initiatives can address nutritional deficiencies through radio programs that drive the…

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Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

Project brief: New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund Ethiopia

In this project Digital Green and its consortium partners, Awaaz.De, Dimagi, and Farm Radio International (FRI), were increasing the Ethiopian public extension system’s reach and effectiveness by institutionalizing its use of ICT-enabled approaches at national, regional, zonal, district and local levels. The consortium combined locally-produced video, radio, interactive voice response (IVR) and human-mediated facilitation to…

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Final technical report: Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

Final technical report: Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

Farm Radio International partnered with a consortium led by the University of Saskatchewan, including national partners, to develop a scale-up strategy for the SPIFoNS project, which aimed to catalyze large-scale positive change in food and nutrition security in southern Ethiopia by scaling up pulse crop innovations. Farm Radio International developed participatory interactive radio programs targeted…

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Poster: Scaling up pulse innovations in southern Ethiopia

Poster: Scaling up pulse innovations in southern Ethiopia

The challenge Investments in child health in Ethiopia have contributed to a significant decline in the death of infants and young children over the past 20 years. But challenges remain: Ethiopia ranks fifth globally in terms of stunting while anemia affects nearly 37% of children under 5. In addition, livelihoods and diets in Ethiopia’s southern…

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Sharing knowledge, Giving voice (general brochure)

Sharing knowledge, Giving voice (general brochure)

We are the only international non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving African farming families and rural communities through radio. We work with hundreds of existing radio partners across 40 sub-Saharan African countries, and have offices and major projects in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Senegal and Uganda. Together, we reach…

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