Publications

Ghana

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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Poster: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

Poster: Achieving impact at scale through ICT-enabled extension services in Ghana

The challenge Smallholder producers manage more than 70% of Ghana’s farms but achieve only half of their potential yields. There is an urgent need for increased access to agricultural extension and advisory services by smallholder farmers, particularly women. However, public sector services in Ghana have become financially unsustainable and they are not widely available. As…

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Making farmer programming smarter: The Farm Radio approach

Document also available on CTA’s CGSpace website here. Suppliers of radio extension programmes in Ghana have been supported by Farm Radio International to make their programmes more participatory and engaging for smallholder farmers. With access to interactive, accurate, timely and interesting information, farmers have reported increased yields and incomes. Radio broadcasters have also been able…

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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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Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

Research brief: Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions

This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), www.idrc.ca. Research problem Scaling-up agricultural innovations that can contribute to food and nutrition security is one of the key challenges facing development organizations, research institutions, governments and the civil society. This research initiative will examine the…

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Using radio and interactive ICTs to improve food security among smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Highlights • Participatory strategies can enhance radio’s effectiveness for rural development. • ICTs including mobile phones facilitate participation in radio campaigns. • Participatory radio can increase knowledge and adoption of agricultural practices. • Results from African research may be relevant for other developing regions and sectors. Radio is the most widely used medium for disseminating…

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