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Farm Radio “hangs out” with Gates Foundation

June 10, 2013

Technology and new media are playing an increasingly active role in society. Hashtags, tweetups and followers have entered our lives (and the blogosphere) in recent years. Many of us check our news feeds before we brush our teeth in the morning. In Africa, a new report shows that mobile devices, the Internet and social media…

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Farmer Innovation Script Package Launched

April 28, 2010

Welcome to package 90! This package features the 15 winning scripts from the radio scriptwriting competition on smallholder farmer innovation. The scripts tell fascinating stories about creative farmers across sub-Saharan Africa who have come up with ways to improve their livelihoods. Innovative farmers create change and improvement in their families’ lives and their communities. They…

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Mental Health on Air: How we started a conversation about youth mental health in Malawi and Tanzania

February 1, 2016

What does it look like when youth discuss depression? Find out on our three-part documentary – Mental Health on Air: Healthy minds, resilient communities, produced by CBC Ottawa’s Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco. A frank, open discussion about mental illness and depression is a new phenomenon in Canada, but one that is gaining traction thanks to campaigns like…

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Farm Radio International scripts now available in Swahili and Hausa!

August 9, 2012

In May 1979, Farm Radio International founder, George Atkins, sent the first script package to 34 radio broadcasters in 26 countries. His idea was to share practical farm information in a world-wide exchange through the most assessable medium, radio. He sought out information about affordable and appropriate agricultural techniques, such as how to fertilize their…

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Putting what he learned on the radio and in class into practice — to save a friend

September 10, 2015

Godlove Mollel is a student at Lengijave Secondary School in Arusha, Tanzania, and a member of his school’s mental health club. Club members listen to a radio program called Positive Mood which airs on Radio 5 every Friday and Sunday.   Positive Mood is a youth program which contains drama, music, panel discussions and interviews…

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TOR Drama Consultant Firm – Ghana – August 2021

August 16, 2021
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Pack your bags for Ghana! Join our Discover Ghana tour and safari

June 1, 2018

Join the fun on our third learning tour and safari. This time, we will be exploring Ghana, experiencing the rich history, colourful markets, and seeing firsthand the perseverance and ingenuity of small-scale farmers in this West African country. We will also be visiting some of Farm Radio International’s broadcasting partners so that you can hear…

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World Radio Day

Farm Radio International develops new sustainable radio approach

February 12, 2019

At Farm Radio International, we’ve seen what works when it comes to radio projects. From projects on sweet potato, to those on climate change and women’s rights, we see great results come from informative radio programming time and time again. There’s just one problem. When a project ends, the radio program may end with it,…

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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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Audio postcard: Talking about mental health — with youth

September 8, 2015

A broadcaster at Radio 5 in Arusha interviews high school students at a recording of Positive Mood. An energetic group of students share their opinions, debate issues and perform songs at a re-cording of Positive Mood, a youth mental health program airing on Radio 5 in Arusha, Tanzania. Positive Mood is a weekly half-hour radio…

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