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Audio postcard: The important role of community radio in Malawi

December 12, 2014

This photo shows a rural farmer, Agnes Chitseko sitting beside a radio. Every week on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon she tunes into 109.5 FM to listen to agricultural programs. Through listening to the advice given on the programs Agnes stopped using traditional farming practices and instead adopted new agricultural techniques that have helped her…

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Lessons learned on the radio are lessons learned for life

February 26, 2015

In 2008, Ugandan farmer Silkei Mike Chemusto heard a radio program about Victoria Highland Irish potato production, airing on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.   “The message I got from that radio program helped me to expand my Victoria Highland Irish potatoes and construct that storage,” Silkei told Askebir Gebru, country director for Uganda, while showing off…

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Our commitment to gender equality

March 3, 2015

Farm Radio International has long been committed to including women in every aspect of our work: as broadcasters, farmers and agricultural extension workers. In July 2013 we launched Her Farm Radio, an initiative to ensure radio serves the needs of all farmers, women and men. Ten projects have come under the Her Farm Radio banner,…

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A radio program has youth in Malawi and Tanzania talking about mental health — and they are loving it

May 7, 2015

At the launch of the second season of Nkhawa Njee in Malawi, hundreds of young people yell “Nkhawa Njee! Yonse Bo!” (Depression Free! Life is Cool!) in a boisterous call and response initiated by the program’s popular radio host The Diktator. The radio program, which reaches an estimated 500,000 youth in Malawi each week, is…

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Learn why Theodora Kubaje is hopeful radio will improve her food security

June 2, 2015

Theodora Kubaje keeps a brood of guinea fowl on her family farm to ensure her family of seven has access to protein in their diets. Occasionally, she will sell a guinea fowl for extra income to purchase seeds, fertilizer or extra food during the lean season. Guinea fowl are an important element on family farms…

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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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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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The many faces of mental health awareness: Part 1

September 16, 2015

There are many amazing individuals in Malawi and Tanzania who have helped to destigmatize mental illness and ensure those suffering from mental illness have access to effective care. These are a few of those individuals we met as part of the “Integrated youth mental health” project. Dr. Lucy B. Kaaya has worked at the Mt.…

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Audio postcard: Positive Mood — creating a safe space to talk about mental health

October 5, 2015

Radio Five DJs Goodluck Kissanga (right) and Haazu Hamis Abtway (left) interviewing students at Maji Ya Chai Secondary School. The laughter of students is contagious at a recording of Positive Mood hosted by Radio Five DJs Goodluck Kissanga and Haazu Hamis Abtway. The DJs visit schools across northern Tanzania to record the program in classrooms,…

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CIFSRF’s Up: FRI launching two new projects

November 24, 2015

Winning the competition always feels great, especially when the field is big and talented. We are excited to announce we are partners in two of the successful bids in the most recent round of grants under the International Development Research Centre’s Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF). This is a real testament to the…

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