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An update on our commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice

July 30, 2021

Our work in diversity, equity and inclusion is an ongoing process. Here’s what we’ve done in the past year since we committed to taking stronger role in anti-racism and the struggle for racial justice.

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Press release: FRI project nominated for international communication for development award

May 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   A leader in the field: Farm Radio International (FRI) has been nominated for an international award recognizing the impact of the “Radio to improve production and marketing for farmers in need” project, which has reached 2.5 million farmers in its first phase. Ottawa, Canada — April 21, 2015 — Farm Radio…

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Audio postcard: Quality Protein Maize — It’s protein with a punch

April 13, 2015

Before they began growing quality protein maize (QPM), many parents in the area of Nyabugando, Western Uganda, saw symptoms of sickness in their children. It was common to see little ones with swelled and bloated bellies. They weren’t getting enough to eat, and they weren’t eating enough of the right foods. Nyabugando Listeners’ Group said…

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AFRRI Research papers available!

December 16, 2011

The African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a 42-month action research project implemented by Farm Radio International (FRI) in partnership with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The following are the results of this multi-year, multi country research project that are among the…

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Why do farmers love radio? It speaks to them about the important issues

March 18, 2015

Zena Gedebo is an enset farmer in Kembata, in the SNNPR region of Ethiopia. She is also an avid listener of Kembata FM, so when she heard about a new program on enset, she was hooked. “In the evening, we always listen to Kembata FM. We like it because it uses our language and focuses…

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Benjamin Boureima Nama: 2018 George Atkins Award runner up

October 28, 2018

Benjamin Boureima Nama was first introduced to Farm Radio International’s resources for broadcasters in 1999 when he was an intern at Radio Evangile Développement in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The director general of the Radio Evangile Développement network produced a program called “Le défi de L’Afrique” (The challenges of Africa), which gave practical tips. The producer…

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Winners announced in scriptwriting competition on healthy communities

February 3, 2011

Ottawa, Canada, Jan 31, 2011 – Congratulations to Alice Bafiala Mutombo, an independent radio journalist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who won first prize in an Africa-wide scriptwriting competition on healthy communities. Nine other broadcasters and producers also won prizes for their entries. In July 2010, radio professionals from across sub-Saharan Africa were…

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How radio programmes can support agriculture and market development

September 17, 2014

Ghanaian farmers learn about a new, standardized bag for selling their produce. Without using bags of a standard size, many farmers are cheated by middlemen who buy large bags of produce at the price of smaller ones. Through the Purchase for Progress project, farmers in Ghana are learning how to improve their agricultural production and…

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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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Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award!

December 3, 2013

Congratulations to Kasooha Ismael and Anthony Lwanga of Uganda and Lydia Ajono of Ghana, winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award. This award recognizes farm radio broadcasters for their outstanding commitment and contribution to food security and poverty reduction in low-income countries. These three individuals work tirelessly to serve farming communities through radio. Kasooha Ismael joined Uganda’s Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio (KKCR) in…

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