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Radio Program Approaches

Radio Program Approaches

May 23, 2018

  Radio program approaches Radio program approaches We have developed a range of approaches to radio programs that get results at scale. They are used in our radio projects to raise awareness, increase knowledge and drive the adoption of behaviours that help millions of people enjoy better livelihoods, nutrition and overall wellbeing each year. Participatory…

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Radio helps African farm families survive

August 11, 2011

In the midst of drought and famine in eastern Africa some hopeful news. A three-year study by Farm Radio International demonstrates conclusively that when properly used, radio is an effective way to give large numbers of African farm families knowledge needed to improve their food security, nutrition and livelihoods; knowledge that is vital in preventing…

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Philip Akafo’s Story

September 22, 2011

Ben Fiafor is Farm Radio International’s National Research Coordinator in Ghana. He writes about how one farmer, Philip Akafo, changed his life for the better by listening to Farm Radio’s participatory radio programs conducted through the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFFRI). Here, Farm Radio programs are improving the living conditions for farmers in Ghana.…

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Canadian Farm Radio Network Informing Africans

April 1, 2011

Radio Canada International (RCI) conducted an interview with Farm Radio International’s Executive Director this past January 2011.  Listen, as Carmel Kilkenny from RCI’s The Link, talks to Kevin about Farm Radio’s work using radio to help increase food security for millions of smallholder farmers in Africa and examples of  participatory radio campaigns for which it won the…

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Looking ahead…Implementing award-winning radio campaigns

October 3, 2011

In late 2010, Farm Radio International wrapped up the African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRRI), a 42-month program that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AFRRI was a great success, allowing us to work with 25 radio stations in five countries to produce and broadcast a total of 49 Participatory Radio Campaigns…

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Audio postcard: Research on sweet potato selection shows that nutrition is often an afterthought

July 3, 2014

Hi I’m Janelle from Farm Radio Ghana. Here’s my interview with Frank Quiquché Aka, Senior Researcher at the crop science department of the University of Cape Coast. This is Frank explaining his colleague Esther Jan’s poster. My name is Frank Quiquché Aka. Normally farmers consider certain factors in their choice of a sweet potato, especially…

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Voices from the field: Benedetha, Tanzania

March 14, 2014

Benadetha Mmaravi is a teacher and farmer from Msijute village in the Mtwara Region of southern Tanzania. Valuing education, she is working hard in both of these roles to pay school fees for her five children, not being able to rely on her husband’s income now that he is retired from government service or on…

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Uganda reforestation Mt. Elgon region

A partnership to reforest Uganda

January 12, 2016

In the Mount Elgon region of Uganda, farmers have raised more than 300,000 tree seedlings. This effort is part of Uganda’s commitment to the Bonn Challenge, which seeks to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested lands by 2020.   Reforestation is an important effort to protect the environment and combat climate change, but…

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New Technology Meets Old Radio

November 29, 2010

The year 2009-2010 was a remarkable period of reflection, celebration, loss and hope for Farm Radio International. We marked the 30th anniversary of the organization, reflecting on our roots and celebrating the distance we have come since then. Then, on November 30, 2009, we received word that George Atkins, the founder of Developing Countries Farm…

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Audio postcard: Radio and ICT – a miracle in fighting poverty

September 12, 2013

My name is Harriet Adong. I work at Farm Radio International Uganda in Kampala as a field officer. My involvement in the processes of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FRI projects in Uganda has enabled me to interact with women and men farmers, particularly in the listening communities of partner radio stations in Uganda. Recently…

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