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Voices from the field: Farming in times of drought

June 8, 2016

Farmers living in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia are no strangers to challenging weather. They have a long history of working their farms using sophisticated knowledge handed down over generations. They know how to adapt to cycles of nature. But the worst drought in 50 years coupled with one of the strongest El Niño events…

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Our work in Keyna

September 18, 2018

  Our work in Kenya Our work in Kenya Kenya has a highly liberalized, dynamic and multilingual media environment, with more than a hundred radio stations broadcasting in a range of languages. We began working there in 2014 in and around the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on radio programs promoting girl-child education, in partnership…

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May 18, 2017

What’s new Canada invests in radio to broadcast nature-based solutions in Africa. Over five years, Canada will address climate change and biodiversity loss in rural Africa through an innovative 10.9 million dollar investment by Global Affairs Canada in radio programs that highlight and promote nature-based solutions. Read more A COVID-19 recovery story: From coast to…

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How radio brought a nurse to Kokomani village

May 20, 2016

Hamsatou Kano, president of the Kokomani women’s radio listening group, being interviewed for a radio broadcast. A single radio broadcast can change lives. This is certainly true for the people of Kokomani, Niger. Located on the banks of the Niger River, Kokomani is about 20 kilometres from the nearest city of Tillabery. Until recently, health services were almost non-existent…

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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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Why more female voices are needed on the air

March 5, 2015

Farm Radio International works with broadcasters across Africa, and has seen the challenges female broadcasters face in the workplace and in the field. Three strong female broadcasters shared their experiences with us: Rotlinde Achimpota is an editor with Mambo Jambo FM in Tanzania, Victoria Dansoa Abankwa, is a host with Radio Central in Ghana, and…

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Empowering women farmers in Ghana

March 7, 2016

Video by Jesse Winter In many discussions about farming practices — both on air and off — women are often overlooked. But women make important contributions in farming families across Africa, comprising more than 40% of the agricultural labour force. Thanks to FRI programming, women farmers in Yilikpani, Ghana, now outnumber men. But this wasn’t…

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Broadcasters chat online about interactive radio — and the challenges of engaging women

May 8, 2017

Over four weeks in February and March, more than 150 radio broadcasters from 23 countries gathered online for an in-depth discussion about interactive radio, exchanging messages and ideas on Barza — Farm Radio International’s online community for radio broadcasters. Together with Farm Radio mentors and mediators, the participants explored what it means to have listeners…

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August 24, 2018

Congratulations to the outstanding individuals who have received this award for excellence in rural radio broadcasting since it was established in 1991. 2022 Patricia Kasoki, Radio communautaire et environnementale de Kanyabayonga (RCEKA-FM), Democratic Republic of Congo Rosemonde Bakieno, Radio Munya, Burkina Faso Solomon Ayele, Debre Berhan Fana FM, Ethiopia 2021 Madelena Mkirema, Radio Amani, Kenya…

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Broadcaster profile: How Acirocan Flavia (and her listeners) benefited from our e-course

March 3, 2016

Farmer program e-course: Strengthening broadcasters’ interview and story-telling skills   A journalist by profession, Acirocan Flavia has been working in radio for seven years. She works on the program Community Voice, on Radio Pacis, in Uganda. Through this program Acirocan has been able to integrate listeners into the discussion in many ways. The program regularly…

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