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Annual Report 2012-13 — Radio 2.0: When radio is more than radio

December 6, 2013

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Farm Radio International began as an idea. Like most great ideas, it was deceptively simple, prompting the question, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The idea came about in 1975 when George Atkins, Canada’s leading farm broadcaster, learned that radio programs in developing countries often served the interests of…

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Farm Radio is a Winner of The Rockefeller Foundation 2012 Innovation Challenges Competition!

July 9, 2012

In June of this year, Farm Radio International’s Regional Field Manager in Mali – Modibo Coulibaly – entered an idea to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2012 Innovation Challenges Competition. The idea, called FarmQuest, was developed by the Farm Radio International team. On June 25, we received the exciting news that this idea was one of 15…

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The Case for Radio-on-Demand in Africa

September 2, 2010

Over the past few weeks Farm Radio International was fortunate enough to be covered in a great article by Melissa Ulbricht (@melissaulbricht) on both Mobile Active and the MediaShift Idea Lab blog on www.pbs.org.  The article looked into what we believe is a very exciting application of newer technologies to tried and true radio in…

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Audio Postcard: Women and land grabs in Ghana

May 13, 2013

Lydia Ajono, director of Radio Gurune and FRI broadcast partner, conducts a field interview with Amina Bukari, a rice and vegetable farmer from Gowrie village, as part of designing a farm radio programme in Bolgatanga, in the Upper East region of Ghana. Amina is inherited land from her late father but cannot farm on it…

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Canadian Journalism Student in Arusha

July 18, 2012

This summer, four students of the Carleton University Journalism Program interned with Farm Radio International and their partners across three different sub-Saharan African countries (Malawi, Tanzania and Ghana). They are working with government and Ministries, radio stations or with Farm Radio International directly. One student, Alex Butler, is working with Farm Radio International’s office in…

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Mentors, youth and reality radio: the recipe to increase sustainable farming (and employment) in Mali

June 5, 2013

About the author Lisa Weighton is doing her M.A. in International Development at the University of Ottawa. She is currently working as a co-op student with Farm Radio International in Ottawa. It’s a time of self-invention and vast optimism. A time to unearth hidden talents and build new skills. A time to boast radiant skin,…

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Farm Radio International joins in Farmer’s Day celebrations in Arusha, Tanzania

August 27, 2012

August 8 is Farmer’s Day in Tanzania, and is celebrated with week-long agricultural fairs up and down the country. This year, Farm Radio International mounted an exhibition at the fair in Arusha. The fair is called Nane Nane because it is celebrated on the eighth day of the eighth month – “nane” means eight in…

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Podcast-challenge-blog

Presenting the Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge

January 17, 2018

As the world experiences new, old, and more complex global challenges, it’s important to dig deep to understand the issues, how they affect people, and how they connect to Canadians, because global challenges require global solutions. The Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge, led by Farm Radio International, invited teams of young journalists to delve into…

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Nigeria

Our work in Nigeria

September 19, 2018

Our work in Nigeria Our work in Nigeria Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with almost half of the population under the age of 18. It is also highly diverse, with more than 500 ethnic groups and languages. This makes for a very rich and dynamic media landscape, characterized by entrepreneurship, new technologies…

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Feeding the Demand for more radio

June 13, 2012

Radio is the only place where the Minister of Agriculture and the small farmer meet, says Rex Chapota, Executive Director of Farm Radio Malawi. He sits in a small office with Farm Radio International staff here in Ottawa, Canada explaining the powerful possibilities associated with radio. Not just radio; but radio that values farmers and gives…

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