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A look behind the scenes of FarmQuest with Radio Fanaka

August 29, 2014

For the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the six candidates that took part in the FarmQuest project in Mali:  six young people have shown their communities that they have what it takes to  start farming businesses that can not only feed their families, but make a living. Now its time to introduce…

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Get Involved

May 18, 2017

This is more than just radio. In rural Africa, it’s a lifeline. This is more than just radio. In rural Africa, it’s a lifeline. Donate Your gift will help ensure that all African farmers have access to a quality radio program that helps them enjoy better harvests, improved health and a brighter future. Give monthly…

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Audio postcard: Radio program helped farmers access vines to grow nutritious orange-fleshed sweet potato

July 17, 2014

Victoria Dansoa Abankwa, an agricultural extension officer and host of the orange-fleshed sweet potato program at Central Radio in Cape Coast, Ghana.  In 2013, Farm Radio International developed and launched a 22-week radio program to fight vitamin A deficiency by helping to scale-up the production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in Ghana. Farmers…

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GACA

August 24, 2018

George Atkins Communications Award George Atkins Communications Award Congratulations to the outstanding individuals who have received this award for excellence in rural radio broadcasting since it was established in 1991. 2021 Madelena Mkirema, Radio Amani, Kenya, Alhassan Seidu Kayaba, Zaa FM, Ghana Vianney Watsongo Katsuva, Radio Télévision Évangélique et de Développement Hermon, DRC 2019 Ide…

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Audio Postcard: Focus group on Mental Health in Malawi

June 27, 2013

In this photo you see Thembi Thadzi leading a focus group with girls in Lilongwe. Thembi, a colleague of mine on the Integrated Mental Health in Malawi and Zambia program at Farm Radio, is excellent at conducting focus groups. Within minutes of starting the discussion, even a non-Chichewa speaker like myself could tell that she had…

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2016 George Atkins Communications Award winners recognized at the 2017 International Forum

January 19, 2017

The three winners of the 2016 George Atkins Communications Award are being recognized at the sixth annual International Forum being put on in Montreal this week by WUSC and CECI. The theme of this year’s event is “Reaching the Tipping Point – How to Cultivate a Brighter Future,” and this year’s winners are certainly helping to do that…

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Congratulations to the winners of the 25th George Atkins Communications Award!

August 30, 2016

Farm Radio International would not exist without the efforts of one exceptional Canadian farm broadcaster: our founder, the late George Atkins. Each year, we pay tribute to him and to outstanding African rural radio broadcasters through an award named in George’s honour. “Farmers in the broadcast range of the George Atkins Communications Award winners and…

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Farming faba beans—a source of income and equality

August 3, 2021

Radio and faba beans are paving the way for women producers and growers to challenge gender norms and participate in farming.

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Seeing is believing for farmers adopting new practices

July 7, 2016

When Issah Naabunu, 45, heard about composting on the radio, he didn’t immediately make the switch. With everything depending on the productivity of the ground beneath his feet, adopting new farming practices can be risky business. Being a seasoned farmer, he decided to test the difference himself. “I farmed half an acre of fertilizer and half an…

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Genet, a woman farmer, is interviewed for a radio show

The power of women’s voices

March 7, 2021

Women don’t need to be “given a voice.” They already have one. This International Women’s Day, we should be listening to them.

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