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Our work in Malawi

September 18, 2018

Our work in Malawi Our work in Malawi Malawi is a small country with a strong unifying language (Chichewa). With some radio stations able to broadcast and be understood nationwide, the potential impact of radio in the country is huge. We began working there in 2011 but soon recognized the capacity for our local staff…

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Just a phone call away for farmers in Malawi facing Fall armyworm

November 29, 2017

In Malawi, farmers have already been hit hard by Fall armyworm. In August, farmers had reported more than 140,000 hectares of maize ravaged by the foreign invader. A Fall armyworm outbreak has been declared in more than 28 African countries, where it breeds quickly. It is a caterpillar that eats more than 80 species of…

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Nakaseke Radio goes on air in Uganda to alert farmers about Fall armyworm

October 17, 2017

Like many maize farmers in central Uganda, Peter Balaba was dismayed to find Fall armyworm caterpillars in his fields again this season. Peter farms four acres of maize in Nakaseke, Uganda, about 65 kilometres north of the capital, Kampala. He also produces farmer programs at Nakaseke Radio. During last season’s drought, he interviewed dozens of…

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Fall Armyworm

Small but hungry

September 20, 2017

A new and dangerous pest is quickly spreading across Africa. In less than two years, the Fall armyworm has been spotted in 26 countries from Nigeria, to South Africa, to Zimbabwe. As a caterpillar, this voracious pest feeds on 80 plant species, including maize, millet, sorghum, rice, and wheat. Many of these are staple foods…

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Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

Voices of farmers facing the Fall armyworm – how radio is helping farmers

December 5, 2017

Deo Mutekanyiza beside his maize field Masindi and Kiryandongo are the maize-growing regions of Uganda, and maize – or corn – is a staple crop, cooked into a porridge for breakfast or into ugali for dinner. The Fall armyworm is threatening maize crops in Uganda – and by extension the food security of Ugandans. It’s…

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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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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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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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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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Sayon Irène from Radio Kafokan in Mali

Serving broadcasters with good information to manage the Fall armyworm infestation

April 10, 2018

Sayon Irène from Radio Kafokan in Mali Across Africa, farmers are facing a new pest infestation. They are learning how to recognize and manage the Fall armyworm, a pest native to the Americas that was first seen in Africa about two years ago. With good information, farmers can make better decisions. They can recognize which…

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