It was one year ago today, that Farm Radio International founder, Dr. George Atkins, passed away. The support of farm broadcasters by this unique Canadian organization started as his idea and came to life through his single-minded passion, drive and hard work over three decades. The staff and Board of Farm Radio International continue to strive to live up to his vision.
In early 2010 African farmers were informed of the death of George Atkins. In Uganda, Mali and Tanzania farmers remembered George at village gatherings where they reflected on the work he began to help farmers across Africa.
I am happy that we have visitors in our village. However, I am also sad that our elder, who worked hard to help us has passed away. I send our condolences to the family. Our prayers are with them and may God rest him in peace.
– Farmer from a women’s group in Kitete village in Tanzania
While farmers across Africa may not know George Atkins by name, the legacy of his vision has touched millions. This is truly something to celebrate.