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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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Rural women Listening Group

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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For farmers facing climate change, radio means resilience

November 18, 2016

Photo: Jesse Winter One of the ultimate injustices of climate change is that those who have contributed to it the least are those most vulnerable to its impacts. Highly dependent on small-scale and rainfed agriculture, sub-Saharan Africa stands to be struck severely by climatic instability. Thankfully, radio has immense power to help farmers adapt in the…

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Audio Postcard: What the beep? Interactive radio using mobile voting

June 6, 2013

Farmers in Africa want to do the best they can for their families. We know that. But they need practical information they can trust before they make changes. Like farmers everywhere they see change as a risky business. But we also know that when radio is interactive, involving farmers themselves, change is much more likely…

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Farm Radio celebrates 40 years

After 40 years, Farm Radio looks to the future

April 29, 2019

Since our humble beginnings in 1979, Farm Radio International has grown to become a dynamic, bustling Canadian charity that punches way above its weight in terms of impact and outreach.

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Matilda Amoah: 2019 George Atkins Communications Award Winner

February 11, 2020

Matilda Amoah, of Todays FM in Ghana is one of the 2019 George Atkins Communications Award Winners for excellence in farm radio broadcasting.

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The long road to launching Radio Taboo, a solar-powered station in the Cameroon rainforest (and new FRI broadcasting partner)

July 4, 2018

Ngambé-Tikar district lacks many things: schools, libraries, running water, electricity, and hospitals. But one thing this district in Cameroon no longer lacks is a radio station. After more than seven years of work, Issa Nyaphaga finally saw his vision traditions and cultures. One of its flagship programs is Bonsoir le village (“Good evening village”), a…

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Canada invests in radio to broadcast nature-based solutions in Africa.

August 23, 2022

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.

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Online course will train African broadcasters to design effective programs for farmers

September 21, 2012

Jefferson Massah calls himself part of the Farm Radio International Family. As a rural radio journalist in Liberia, he uses skills that he learned from Farm Radio International training on a regular basis. In fact, Jefferson recently wrote to tell us that he was named Development Journalist of the Year by the Press Union of…

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2014 GACA winners: three passionate broadcasters

December 18, 2014

Passionate, hardworking broadcasters are an essential part of our work, helping us reach millions of farmers with timely, relevant agricultural information. This year, three outstanding broadcasters were recognized with the George Atkins Communications Award. The George Atkins Communications Award was established in 1991 to recognize rural radio broadcasters for their commitment and contribution to food…

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