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Radio innovations from The Hangar: Beeping for vital information

February 4, 2016

Radio is a fantastic tool for reaching millions of listeners with life-changing information. But the cell phone revolution is making this communication tool even more powerful. A cell phone allows listeners to call the radio station and contribute to a program.   ‘Beeping’ also allows callers to contribute and receive information in new ways. ‘Beeping’…

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40 Potlucks for Farm Radio

40 Potlucks for Farm Radio

May 10, 2019

40 Potlucks for Farm Radio We’re cooking up something big! Farm Radio International is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and we’re looking for 40 Champions to help us spread the news by organizing a potluck!  Help us raise $40,000 by hosting a fun, casual dinner with friends or family, and share with us as we…

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Senegal

Our work in Senegal

September 19, 2018

Our work in Senegal Our work in Senegal Our Senegal office was officially opened in 2018 through a strategic partnership with CECI. We are currently taking part in the Uniterra volunteer-cooperation program in the country but also have a major focus on gender-equality programming. With funding from Global Affairs Canada, we are running our flagship…

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WAGES

Audio Postcard: Inclusivity in Mining

March 26, 2019

Industry in Ghana is a vital source of revenue, but local communities don’t always see the benefits. A radio program is looking to change that.

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Audio postcard: Radio Gbarnga at centre of battle against Ebola in Liberia

October 1, 2014

Jefferson Massah (right) at the opening of a health centre in Bong County, Liberia.  Jefferson is head of programs and production at Radio Gbarnga. As West Africa experiences the largest outbreak of Ebola ever known, misconceptions abound. In Liberia, many people are afraid of health authorities and care for their sick relatives at home, exposing themselves…

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Nigeria

Our work in Nigeria

September 19, 2018

Our work in Nigeria Our work in Nigeria Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with almost half of the population under the age of 18. It is also highly diverse, with more than 500 ethnic groups and languages. This makes for a very rich and dynamic media landscape, characterized by entrepreneurship, new technologies…

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Salome Thomas sits behind the controls at Orkonerei Radio Service in northern Tanzania.

Always innovating: Resources for broadcasters

June 1, 2018

Salome Thomas sits behind the controls at Orkonerei Radio Service in northern Tanzania. Since 1979, we’ve been serving our broadcasters with resources to help them produce high-quality radio programs that serve their small-scale farmers. Nearly 40 years later, we’re doing the same work, but in new and innovative ways. Here are six innovations we have…

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Our work in Mozambique

September 19, 2018

  Our work in Mozambique Our work in Mozambique With the majority of Mozambique’s population living in rural areas, agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy. Unfortunately, rural citizens typically lack access to infrastructure, markets, and public services — with the exception of radio, that is. Although there is only one official language (Portuguese),…

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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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Our work in Malawi

September 18, 2018

  Our work in Malawi Our work in Malawi Malawi is a small country with a strong unifying language (Chichewa). With some radio stations able to broadcast and be understood nationwide, the potential impact of radio in the country is huge. We began working there in 2011 but soon recognized the capacity for our local…

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