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Participatory Radio Campaigns Work

May 21, 2010

It has been 3 years since we launched the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) in which we set out to assess the effectiveness of farm radio on meeting the food security objectives of rural farming households in Africa. Radio stations from Tanzania, Uganda, Mali, Ghana and Malawi took part in the initiative that involved…

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Our work in Mali

September 19, 2018

Our work in Mali Our work in Mali Political unrest and insecurity in Mali in recent years has made radio an even more critical source of information and dialogue, as internal conflict often results in reduced public services. Working in Mali remains a challenge due to security concerns, but we are proud to have maintained…

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The Case for Radio-on-Demand in Africa

September 2, 2010

Over the past few weeks Farm Radio International was fortunate enough to be covered in a great article by Melissa Ulbricht (@melissaulbricht) on both Mobile Active and the MediaShift Idea Lab blog on www.pbs.org.  The article looked into what we believe is a very exciting application of newer technologies to tried and true radio in…

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What does radio have to do with food security?

July 30, 2010

“We knew the technique of composting, but it is by the strength of radio that we have the courage to do so.” These words from a farmer in a small village in rural Mali tell a story that we have seen repeated many, many times over the past three years.  It is the story of…

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From extension officer to farm radio broadcaster

May 27, 2010

His name is Asio Koku, an agricultural research officer working for Ho Municipality in Ghana. His duties include sending information about new technologies to farmers and assisting with data collection. His encounter with Farm Radio International’s African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI) was a simple one. But now he can’t forget how it transformed his…

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Press Release: Farm Radio International Wins Award for Radio Campaign Strategy in Africa

March 23, 2010

Ottawa, Canada, March 23, 2010 – Farm Radio International is a recipient of the ALINe 2010 Farmer Voice Awards announced on March 11.  Organizations from twenty countries submitted nominations for the awards which are given to projects that promote the voice of farmers.   ALINe works with a wide range of agricultural organizations, providing technical…

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Press release: FRI wins WSIS Project Prize

May 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A leader in the field: Farm Radio International (FRI) has won a prestigious WSIS project prize from the World Summit on the Information Society. This international award recognizes our innovative use of radio and information & communication technologies to support broadcasters and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Ottawa, Canada — May 26, 2015…

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Talking about OFSP vines

A story of success promoting orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

December 17, 2015

Maria Mchele (right) tells her story of growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Radio Maria broadcaster Agnes Shayo, who featured Maria’s story as part of a 16-week participatory radio campaign. Maria Mchele walks out of her tin-roofed house carrying a yellow solar radio ready to collect sunrays. Beside her new house, her four grandchildren play in…

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Designing digital agriculture projects: a Senegalese woman holds a cell phone while another woman looks over her shoulder, a Senegalese man, a radio station employee, shows her how to use the phone. A radio set sits beside them.

5 things to consider when designing digital agriculture projects

June 14, 2021

Too often, the digital transformation of agriculture leaves small-scale farmers behind. So what can we do to ensure digital transformation of agriculture projects are inclusive and participatory?

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Learning from each other and the radio as a community listening group

March 3, 2015

After growing enset for the past eight years, Tagesech Belete, 23, has gained much of her farming knowledge from experience. But when Kembata Community Radio launched a participatory radio campaign, she knew it was an opportunity for her to gain more expertise. “I hope the radio program will inform us on improved production techniques. I…

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