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Prisoners’ health improved by orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

October 21, 2015

Eric Mireku is the superintendent of the Ankaful Main Camp Prison near Ghana’s Cape Coast. One day, he was listening to a program on Radio Central when his attention was captured by a piece on orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, or OFSP. He was intrigued when he heard that the crop could counter symptoms of vitamin A deficiency…

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Why Radio?

May 18, 2017

Radio A farmer’s best friend Radio A farmer’s best friend People are often surprised to learn that radio is a powerful tool in international development. In rural Africa, where we work, people depend on it as their primary source of information. That’s why we’ve used radio to help farmers help themselves for nearly 40 years.…

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Meet Sogodogo Sarata Berthé, poultry farmer from Bougouni, Mali

March 22, 2016

Sogodogo Sarata Berthé worked as a postal services wicket clerk up to when she retired at the age of 55. Now, the 65-year-old woman raises chickens.   Sarata lives in Bougouni, Mali. She had five children with her late husband who was a police officer. She started this business by raising local chickens. “I had…

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40 Potlucks for Farm Radio

40 Potlucks for Farm Radio

May 10, 2019

40 Potlucks for Farm Radio We’re cooking up something big! Farm Radio International is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and we’re looking for 40 Champions to help us spread the news by organizing a potluck!  Help us raise $40,000 by hosting a fun, casual dinner with friends or family, and share with us as we…

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Our work in Burkina Faso

September 18, 2018

Our work in Burkina Faso Our work in Burkina Faso There are nearly 70 languages in use in Burkina Faso, around 60 of which are indigenous. This makes for a highly multilingual radio environment, with many small radio stations serving specific communities. We started working there in 2012, partnering with a range of radio stations…

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Sharing her voice on air

October 15, 2015

Farmers in Msisi practice ‘beeping’ and recording messages for broadcasters. A group of 20 farmers have gathered in Msisi, a village near Singida in central Tanzania. Cellphone in hand, they leave missed calls to the same phone number. Seconds later, the room is filled with the sound of ringtones. The farmers answer, listen to an…

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Audio postcard: Empowering women to make a living from farming

July 23, 2015

Upendo Sylvester sits on a chair near the village office, turning up the volume on a yellow wind-up radio as workers at the mosque next door hammer away. The 44-year-old farmer does not own her own radio but keeps her community listening group’s radio for their weekly meetings on Tuesday at 4 p.m. This Hissa…

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Audio postcard: A new way for schools to encourage a healthy diet

May 5, 2015

Farmers in Uganda are old and young, tall and short, men and women. They come from small towns and even smaller rural villages. But sometimes farming can be found in unexpected places. At Guild Nursery and Primary School, there is a listening club of over 30 members who began cultivating a garden of orange-fleshed sweet…

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Audio postcard: Quality Protein Maize — It’s protein with a punch

April 13, 2015

Before they began growing quality protein maize (QPM), many parents in the area of Nyabugando, Western Uganda, saw symptoms of sickness in their children. It was common to see little ones with swelled and bloated bellies. They weren’t getting enough to eat, and they weren’t eating enough of the right foods. Nyabugando Listeners’ Group said…

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This farmer’s life changed because of OFSP … and radio

November 14, 2014

Angelina Peter Mlingwa is 26 years old and has two children. She knows orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) are nutritious and have lots of vitamins for children. She grows and eats them. She used to feel dizzy, tired and was losing weight. Her health was very weak. Listening to the radio, she learnt that OFSP have…

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