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Guinea Fowl Evaluation Team

A microphone and a guinea fowl: a young Canadian shares voices of Ghanaian farmers

January 10, 2019

In a community in rural Ghana, Maxine Betteridge-Moes sits down with several farmers. Through a translator, she asks questions about the impact of a local radio program about guinea fowl, run on Radio Savannah. Their answers vary; some farmers explain how they learned to keep their keets (young guinea fowl) warm during power outages, others…

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Hand washing station at Radio Salaki

Bringing listeners on-air, keeping staff out of harm’s way: How Radio Salaki is responding to COVID-19

May 28, 2020

Radio Salaki in Burkina Faso is taking no chances when it comes to the health of its reporters. They’re adapting to COVID-19, and making sure their radio programs do the same.

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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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Our work in Ethiopia

September 18, 2018

Our work in Ethiopia Our work in Ethiopia Ethiopia is home to some of our most popular radio programs. Given the country’s large population (the second largest in Africa) and strong public service broadcasting system, the programs we have supported there have reached tens of millions of people. Our projects in Ethiopia have focused on…

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Rural women Listening Group

Broadcasters chat online about interactive radio — and the challenges of engaging women

May 8, 2017

Over four weeks in February and March, more than 150 radio broadcasters from 23 countries gathered online for an in-depth discussion about interactive radio, exchanging messages and ideas on Barza — Farm Radio International’s online community for radio broadcasters. Together with Farm Radio mentors and mediators, the participants explored what it means to have listeners…

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Audio postcard: Using cooking shows to talk about nutrition

April 6, 2015

It is estimated that 250 million children under the age of five do not receive enough vitamin A. In Ghana, 72 per cent of children under five are found to be deficient. Deficiency in vitamin A can lead to blindness, lower immunity and other developmental challenges.* Farm Radio International, with the support of the Bill…

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For farmers facing climate change, radio means resilience

November 18, 2016

Photo: Jesse Winter One of the ultimate injustices of climate change is that those who have contributed to it the least are those most vulnerable to its impacts. Highly dependent on small-scale and rainfed agriculture, sub-Saharan Africa stands to be struck severely by climatic instability. Thankfully, radio has immense power to help farmers adapt in the…

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Audio Postcard: What the beep? Interactive radio using mobile voting

June 6, 2013

Farmers in Africa want to do the best they can for their families. We know that. But they need practical information they can trust before they make changes. Like farmers everywhere they see change as a risky business. But we also know that when radio is interactive, involving farmers themselves, change is much more likely…

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Our work in Mozambique

September 19, 2018

  Our work in Mozambique Our work in Mozambique With the majority of Mozambique’s population living in rural areas, agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy. Unfortunately, rural citizens typically lack access to infrastructure, markets, and public services — with the exception of radio, that is. Although there is only one official language (Portuguese),…

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Farm Radio celebrates 40 years

After 40 years, Farm Radio looks to the future

April 29, 2019

Since our humble beginnings in 1979, Farm Radio International has grown to become a dynamic, bustling Canadian charity that punches way above its weight in terms of impact and outreach.

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