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Tuning In Fall 2017

Read the fall edition of Tuning In!

October 24, 2017

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we draw your attention to a very alarming, voracious pest, the Fall armyworm. It is causing destruction as it makes its way across African farms — and so we share what Farm Radio International and our broadcasting partners are doing to respond. We are also proud to introduce…

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Tuning In Fall 2018

Tuning in: Read our 2018 fall issue

October 10, 2018

This edition of Tuning In showcases some of our efforts to combat the Fall armyworm — a destructive invasive species new to the African continent. Hear from Rex Chapota, our Regional Manager for East and Southern Africa, who was himself impacted by the hungry caterpillar, as well as take an inside look at the work…

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Check out the fall issue of Tuning In!

October 9, 2015

In our latest edition of Tuning In, we share the story of Ama Mary, a farmer from the Kintampo district in Ghana who is benefiting from making her own compost. We also meet the five broadcasters awarded the 2015 George Atkins Communications Award and hear from David Frere, a long-time donor of Farm Radio International…

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Muribu Ali, George Atkins Award Winner

Mubiru Ali: George Atkins Communications Award winner, Radio Simba, Uganda

October 19, 2018

In April 2016, Ugandan farmers called into their favourite program on Radio Simba to complain of an unknown pest that was destroying their maize crops. The host, Mubiru Ali, a beloved broadcaster, teacher and farmer took it upon himself to find out all he could about this pest and prevent further devastation. “I started asking…

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Home Harvest: A socially distanced fall fair

October 9, 2020

Be one of five lucky winners for our socially distanced fall fair photo contest!

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Our Work

May 18, 2017

We put radio to work in rural Africa. We put radio to work in rural Africa. What we do We make radio the very best it can be for rural communities across Africa. Radio Resources We provide resources and training to help rural radio broadcasters create programs that better serve their listeners. Learn more Radio…

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Volunteer Profile — Janette McDonald: Board member offers lifetime of experience communicating with farmers

September 11, 2012

Farm Radio International benefits from the dedication of Board members who bring expertise in management, agriculture, radio broadcasting, development communications, finance, legal counsel, and fundraising. This fall, some of our Board members will step down, making room for new faces and points of view. Janette McDonald of Alberta offers a wealth of experience communicating with…

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Winnie & Rose’s Story

April 1, 2010

Last fall, I visited the village of Omotol in the Seroti District of north-eastern Uganda. This is one community that has been reached by a special program that was broadcast by the Voice of Teso radio station in Seroti with Farm Radio International’s assistance (as part of the African Farm Radio Research Initiative, AFRRI) on…

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Compost in Mali

Farm Radio Resource Pack 107 is now online

October 29, 2017

Our 107th Farm Radio Resource Pack is now online! Circulated to 650+ broadcasters in 40 countries, this pack includes 9 scripts and a backgrounder on Fall armyworm. Producing resources for broadcasters has been part of Farm Radio’s work since 1979, when we were known as Developing Countries Farm Radio Network. Our Farm Radio Resource Packs…

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Audio postcard: An old garage becomes FRI’s technology “Hangar”

February 11, 2014

My name is Bart, Captain Sullivan. I’m the radio and ICT (information and communication technology) manager for Farm Radio International. The Hangar came about because we ran out of space in the office that we are currently working in. This garage, which was used to park the office car, was just sitting there, and we…

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