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Protecting earnings and the environment – and chocolate production – with a new radio campaign

October 3, 2017

Charles Brefo-Nimo, SNV project co-ordinator, in front of the SNV office in Essam, Western Region Ghana Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world, but many of its cocoa trees are old or diseased. This results in lower productivity, which has meant problems for farmers and for the environment. As cocoa trees…

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New Technology Meets Old Radio

November 29, 2010

The year 2009-2010 was a remarkable period of reflection, celebration, loss and hope for Farm Radio International. We marked the 30th anniversary of the organization, reflecting on our roots and celebrating the distance we have come since then. Then, on November 30, 2009, we received word that George Atkins, the founder of Developing Countries Farm…

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Uganda reforestation Mt. Elgon region

A partnership to reforest Uganda

January 12, 2016

In the Mount Elgon region of Uganda, farmers have raised more than 300,000 tree seedlings. This effort is part of Uganda’s commitment to the Bonn Challenge, which seeks to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested lands by 2020.   Reforestation is an important effort to protect the environment and combat climate change, but…

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Audio postcard: Radio and ICT – a miracle in fighting poverty

September 12, 2013

My name is Harriet Adong. I work at Farm Radio International Uganda in Kampala as a field officer. My involvement in the processes of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FRI projects in Uganda has enabled me to interact with women and men farmers, particularly in the listening communities of partner radio stations in Uganda. Recently…

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Feeding the Demand for more radio

June 13, 2012

Radio is the only place where the Minister of Agriculture and the small farmer meet, says Rex Chapota, Executive Director of Farm Radio Malawi. He sits in a small office with Farm Radio International staff here in Ottawa, Canada explaining the powerful possibilities associated with radio. Not just radio; but radio that values farmers and gives…

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Monitoring with Mobiles: Using Mobile Phones as a Convenient and Cost-Effective Survey Tool

February 7, 2011

How do you collect almost 4155 household surveys across five countries in under a month and be certain that all the data ends up in one location?   For Farm Radio International, the solution was Mobile Researcher – an application that lives on a basic nokia mobile phone and can help conduct surveys face to face…

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Uganda

Our work in Uganda

September 19, 2018

Our work in Uganda Our work in Uganda More than 40 indigenous languages are used in Uganda, with dialects varying from community to community. This has made for a very diverse and competitive radio landscape. We are best known in Uganda for our work promoting vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potato through a highly popular radio…

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“Radio can bring people together”

August 13, 2010

Farm Radio International broadcast partner, Lydia Ajono, has been involved with the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN) since it began in 1999. She has worked with community radio for many years. When she left high school, she joined a Radio Netherlands project in northern Ghana. Since then, she has been to the Netherlands for training,…

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Check out our 2013-2014 annual report

January 26, 2015

Farm Radio International is proud to announce that its 2013-2014 interactive annual report is online — in both French and English! The annual report includes stories, pictures, audio and video describing the projects underway in 2013-2014 and the impact they made. Among the stories is a look at the impact our demand-driven participatory radio project…

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Learning how to beep to vote in Burkina Faso

July 24, 2014

I’m Emma Bider, an intern with Farm Radio International in Burkina Faso. The month of June marked the beginning of a new Participatory Radio Campaign here that encourages farmers to produce orange-fleshed sweet potatoes. The project was launched in Orodara, a town in the southwest of the country, where a local radio station will broadcast the…

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