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Scaling Her Voice on Air

Scaling Her Voice on Air: New project will bring interactive radio to more than 2 million women farmers in West Africa

February 20, 2019

Press release With funding from Global Affairs Canada, we will bring improved interactive radio services to Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal, reaching more than 7 million small-scale farmers to improve food security and gender equality. February 20, 2019 OTTAWA, Ontario – Farm Radio International (FRI) is excited to start a new five-year project that…

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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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Guinea Fowl Evaluation

How an odd little bird is helping farmers in Ghana make a living

December 12, 2018

In October, the Farm Radio International team in Tamale, Ghana, conducted a five day evaluation of the BRIDGE, or Bridging Rural Information Dissemination through Dialogue and Engagement, program. The program sought to create awareness of best farming practices in guinea fowl rearing and to increase the participation of women and youth in this sector. The…

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Hamsatou Kano

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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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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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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Achieving zero hunger through radio programs on guinea fowl

October 15, 2018

This World Food Day, we’re showcasing one of our projects that shows how basic agriculture information can not only help farmers raise nutritious animals for food, but how they can spark a business that will help them achieve long-term sustainable food security. In northern Ghana, nine out of 10 households raise guinea fowl. These birds…

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On the air in Niger

February 18, 2016

Mamoudou Abdoulaye (Reporter): Hello everyone. What town are we in today?”   Crowd: “In Sakoira!”   “Our production team has gone to Sakoira, 10 kilometres from Tillabery, along the road Ayorou,” the presenter of Voice of the River tells listeners to the new show.   For the first time, farmers in one of the world’s…

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‘I think radio has better pictures’: Q & A with Doug Ward, recent appointee to the Order of Canada

January 14, 2016

Doug Ward, the chair of the board of FRI, in the studio at Radio Fana in Mali. We congratulate Doug Ward, the chair of our board, on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada. Doug is a long-time radio advocate, with 30 years of experience with CBC. Doug is a fantastic champion of the…

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Fall armyworm destroys maize

On the air in Uganda to share information about Fall armyworm

November 14, 2017

The Fall armyworm is marching through farmers’ fields across Africa, with 28 countries now dealing with this foreign invader. Uganda first experienced the Fall armyworm last year, where it took farmers by surprise. Pascal Mweruka is our radio craft development officer in Uganda. He says, “It was too much last year, because it invaded gardens…

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