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Radio Program Approaches

Radio Program Approaches

May 23, 2018

  Radio program approaches Radio program approaches We have developed a range of approaches to radio programs that get results at scale. They are used in our radio projects to raise awareness, increase knowledge and drive the adoption of behaviours that help millions of people enjoy better livelihoods, nutrition and overall wellbeing each year. Participatory…

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Join us May 1st for African Harvest: A celebration of food and farmers

March 27, 2014

Not only is 2014 the International Year of Family Farming, but May 1st  also marks 35 years since we sent out our very first script package. To celebrate, we’re hosting a special event that pays tribute to food and farmers. We hope you will join us in Ottawa on May 1st for African Harvest. This fundraiser…

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8 ways radio is changing the lives of farmers

February 25, 2016

How radio is seeding change for small-scale farmers Radio can share vital information on agricultural techniques, nutrition, health care, local politics, weather and more. Radio also provides valuable entertainment to its listeners, with music, radio dramas and debates. Here are a few ways we are using radio to seed change for the millions of farmers…

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Her Voice on Air

Sharing her voice on air

March 4, 2016

Mebrihit Tsegaye, a farmer from the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, where she lives with her husband and three children. She is a member of the Herdi Weyane community listening group. One year after we launched our gender equality policy, learn more about our commitment to women and men farmers.   Radio is a great way…

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What does entertainment have to do with development? A whole lot if you ask us.

February 28, 2014

Thinking back to my days as a student, my mind always seems to gravitate to a few vivid memories from just a handful of classes. But why? Was their content that different from others? Not really. Did they focus on topics I found inherently more interesting? Perhaps. But what really made the difference was content…

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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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Radio and food: a recipe for healthy communities

October 16, 2019

This World Food Day, it might seem a stretch to say radio has anything to do with food.  How can a device that picks up invisible signals in the air have anything to do with something that literally helps us survive? How can a voice on air have anything to do with achieving a #ZeroHunger…

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Why more female voices are needed on the air

March 5, 2015

Farm Radio International works with broadcasters across Africa, and has seen the challenges female broadcasters face in the workplace and in the field. Three strong female broadcasters shared their experiences with us: Rotlinde Achimpota is an editor with Mambo Jambo FM in Tanzania, Victoria Dansoa Abankwa, is a host with Radio Central in Ghana, and…

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Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

December 5, 2017

Deo Mutekanyiza beside his maize field Masindi and Kiryandongo are the maize-growing regions of Uganda, and maize – or corn – is a staple crop, cooked into a porridge for breakfast or into ugali for dinner. The Fall armyworm is threatening maize crops in Uganda – and by extension the food security of Ugandans. It’s…

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Tuning In: Read our spring edition

May 25, 2018

This edition of Tuning In showcases one of our impactful and innovative radio formats: cooking shows. These shows discuss the importance of nutrition in engaging ways, highlighting nutrient-rich food like quality protein maize or orange-fleshed sweet potato. This issue also highlights the new resources we have been producing for broadcasters, including an online learning module…

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