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YenKasa

Farm Radio International joins partnership to share communication for development initiatives

September 19, 2018

Farm Radio International is excited to join a multi-partner initiative promoting participatory communication and fostering cooperation in the field of communication for development in Africa. Through YenKasa Africa, we’ll be joining other partners in sharing stories, lessons, and best practices centred around communication for development initiatives with a focus in agriculture and rural development. Communication…

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Teff in Ethiopia

Sharing one farmer’s success story with millions more

July 5, 2017

Small-scale farmers are naturally risk averse, as a successful harvest is essential for their food security and income. What can encourage farmers to take the bold step to try a new agricultural practice? Hearing the success farmers like them are having. This is why each of our participatory radio campaigns (PRCs) features the voices of…

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Audio postcard: Helping farmers improve their sorghum harvest with radio

December 21, 2015

In the hot, dry villages in the Shinyanga District of northern Tanzania, growing certain crops can be difficult. From concerns about drought, to birds and other pests, farmers in the area face many challenges. Last year, Farm Radio International launched a participatory radio campaign (PRC) airing on Faraja FM to discuss sorghum — a popular…

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Her Voice on Air: Amplifying the voices of women farmers

November 24, 2015

Peer-to-peer exchange is one of the most powerful adoption pathways. Farm Radio International uses radio to extend peer-to-peer far beyond village or kinship boundaries. Our participatory radio method has been very successful. But as with so much in sub-Saharan Africa, amplifying the voices of women farmers so other women can learn from them has been…

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Grace Amito from Mega FM, Uganda, wins the 2010 George Atkins Communication Award!

November 5, 2010

Ms. Amito was part of the Mega FM African Farm Radio Research Initiative team which produced very popular participatory radio campaigns on honey production and cultivating fruit trees that bees need for honey making. She has also been a Farm Radio International scriptwriter and produces a market price program on Mega FM twice a week…

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Our work in Burkina Faso

September 18, 2018

Our work in Burkina Faso Our work in Burkina Faso There are nearly 70 languages in use in Burkina Faso, around 60 of which are indigenous. This makes for a highly multilingual radio environment, with many small radio stations serving specific communities. We started working there in 2012, partnering with a range of radio stations…

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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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Justin Boswell Oryema: Serving farmers with Radio 2.0

July 15, 2015

Justin Boswell Oryema is proud of his 15 years of broadcasting experience, particularly of his work as a farm radio broadcaster. “Mass communication is about many people. In Uganda, farming takes over 80 per cent of the activities, [and is] thus the biggest employer.”   Justin understands the value of using the radio to reach…

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farmers in cote d'ivoire show off their radios and their produce

A COVID-19 recovery story: From coast to côte (d’Ivoire)

July 21, 2022

In 2021, Farm Radio set out to tackle pandemic recovery by using interactive radio approaches to support 20 value chains in 7 countries.

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In-station training boosts broadcasters’ confidence on air and in their community

July 9, 2015

Rashid Muzungyo, left, is the presenter and producer on Kapchorwa Trinity Radio’s farmer program. Kapchorwa Trinity Radio is a small rural radio station in Kapchorwa, near the eastern border of Uganda. Due to its popularity and reliability, the radio station was chosen to be our partner in the “Radio and ICT to promote landscape reforestation”…

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