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The fall edition of Network News is here!

September 26, 2013

The fall edition of Network News is here! In this issue, you can meet the FarmQuest candidates competing to be named “Mali’s best new farmer” and learn why award-winning documentary producer David Gutnick thinks that Farm Radio rocks! Check it out! Help us rename Network News! In 2008, Developing Countries Farm Radio Network became Farm…

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On the air in Uganda to share information about Fall armyworm

November 14, 2017

The Fall armyworm is marching through farmers’ fields across Africa, with 28 countries now dealing with this foreign invader. Uganda first experienced the Fall armyworm last year, where it took farmers by surprise. Pascal Mweruka is our radio craft development officer in Uganda. He says, “It was too much last year, because it invaded gardens…

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Maize farmers grow special plants to manage Fall armyworm

November 28, 2018

On a cloudy morning, Harbe Tafesse walks through a narrow passageway on one side of her house that leads to the 625-square-metre piece of land where she grows maize. Today, the mother of seven woke up early to see if her maize plants are safe from the recent invasion of Fall armyworm in her area.…

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Fall Network News

October 26, 2009

Our newest edition of “Network News” is now available for download and printing on our website.  It is published three times a year and highlights the latest accomplishments of Farm Radio International.  This issue touches on: -Our latest script package: Importance of Livestock Health -Launch of Radio Scriptwriting Competition on Farmer Innovation -Partner Profile: George…

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How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

How we adapted our programs in Ethiopia to respond to the Fall armyworm crisis

February 21, 2018

Since 2012, we’ve been on air in Ethiopia in partnership with four radio stations to discuss quality protein maize, a variety of maize that offers a complete protein to both people and livestock who consume it. Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray are the four regions responsible for 90% of maize production in Ethiopia, making these…

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Fall issue of Network News is here!

October 1, 2012

The fall issue of Network News, the newsletter we produce three times a year to keep our supporters informed about our work, has been published. Learn about some of the things Farm Radio International has been up to in the past few months. Some highlights include the launch of the Farmer Program e-Course, a new…

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Farm Radio Weekly celebrates 200th edition

May 28, 2012

Farm Radio Weekly (FRW) is our news and information service for rural radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It started in 2007 with the vision of Doug Ward, the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for Farm Radio International, to provide resources to our African broadcasting partners on a more regular basis. After all,…

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A new tool for farmers facing the Fall armyworm: radio

May 16, 2018

In the Central and Western region of Uganda, farmers are busy with the first weeding of the season. As they head into their maize fields, they will be anxious to see just how the plants are growing — and how many have been affected by the Fall armyworm. Farmers in Uganda have been dealing with…

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Fast Facts on Fall armyworm

September 20, 2017

A hungry, hungry caterpillar It’s not a worm. It’s a caterpillar that grows into a moth. This means it can travel far once it reaches the adult stage. 100 km per night The adult moth can travel over 100 kilometres per night, and with the help of a good wind it has been known to…

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How broadcasters are responding to this hungry, hungry caterpillar

September 26, 2017

As the presenter of a popular agriculture radio program, Gideon Sarkodie is well-versed on the challenges facing smallholder farmers. But in the six years he’s hosted Thank you farmers, he’s never seen anything like the devastation farmers are experiencing now. “Some people lost their whole farms. Some people could not plant during the minor season…

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