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Our work on COVID-19: A glimpse so far

July 16, 2020

In the four months since Farm Radio’s work on COVID-19 began, we’ve connected more than 1,500 broadcasters with key supports so they can serve their communities during this pandemic.

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Hand washing station at Radio Salaki

Bringing listeners on-air, keeping staff out of harm’s way: How Radio Salaki is responding to COVID-19

May 28, 2020

Radio Salaki in Burkina Faso is taking no chances when it comes to the health of its reporters. They’re adapting to COVID-19, and making sure their radio programs do the same.

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Celebrating radio across Africa : World Radio Day 2020

March 12, 2020

Farm Radio International’s staff spent World Radio Day doing their best work to make radio a powerful tool for development and change.

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This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for our volunteers

October 11, 2019

How does one make 1000 phone calls, personalize and mail out hundreds of thank you cards, spend evenings giving talks to church groups, and Saturdays at an information booth spreading the word about Farm Radio International?   One word… Volunteers! Farm Radio International is fortunate to have amazing volunteers and student interns working alongside our staff…

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America and her oldest daughter, 16, stand among her flourishing corn crops.

Listening together: Radio helps empower a family and the community

August 22, 2019

Thanks to a radio program on conservation agriculture, America Asrassie is making a profit, and sending her children to university.

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Farm Radio International’s 2018 top ten

December 26, 2018

This year was a big one for our Farm Radio International, and while there’s a lot to say about what happened in our work in 2018, we’ve made a handy top 10 list to narrow it down. We opened new offices in two new-to-us countries: Senegal and Nigeria, as well established a new office in…

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Reflecting on 2017-18 in our annual report

December 19, 2018

It was quite the year — both for Farm Radio International and for Africa’s farmers. While much has happened since the end of March 2018 (our annual report covers from March 2017 and March 2018), we’re excited to reflect on our successes and challenges in 2017-18 as we look towards 2019. In rural Africa, 2017…

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Curling for a cause at Africa Rocks!

December 21, 2016

Team Blueberry won the team spirit award and a basket of local, organic veggies from Roots & Shoots Farm, one of the event sponsors.    Since 2008 we have been holding our annual ‘funspiel’ at the Rideau Curling Club. Once again, Farm Radio International staff, friends, and supporters hit the ice to help farmers at the…

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For farmers facing climate change, radio means resilience

November 18, 2016

Photo: Jesse Winter One of the ultimate injustices of climate change is that those who have contributed to it the least are those most vulnerable to its impacts. Highly dependent on small-scale and rainfed agriculture, sub-Saharan Africa stands to be struck severely by climatic instability. Thankfully, radio has immense power to help farmers adapt in the…

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November 28, 2018
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