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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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Farm Radio International publishes 100th edition of Farm Radio Weekly

February 26, 2010

December 3, 2007, was a big day for us at Farm Radio International. We published the first edition of Farm Radio Weekly. It was the fulfillment of a vision by Doug Ward, the Chair of Farm Radio International’s Board of Directors. As a former CBC broadcaster, Doug wanted to expand Farm Radio’s services to broadcasters.…

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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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Competition winner says listening to farmers is the key

May 7, 2010

John Cheburet’s “media fantasy” was formed at a young age. As a boy, he and his brother used their father’s radio. They listened to many programs: from sports commentary to news on Deutsche Welle Swahili. In school, he realized that his awareness and general knowledge was above his peers who did not listen to radio.…

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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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World Radio Day: 20+ podcasts & radio shows to celebrate the power of radio

February 12, 2018

Last month we attended the WUSC & CECI International Forum to present the Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge. We asked, what are you listening to? And we heard from many fellow radio lovers. Below is a list of recommended podcasts and radio shows to keep you informed and entertained in today’s busy world. Of course…

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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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Our Work

May 18, 2017

We put radio to work in rural Africa. We put radio to work in rural Africa. What we do We make radio the very best it can be for rural communities across Africa. Radio Resources We provide resources and training to help rural radio broadcasters create programs that better serve their listeners. Learn more Radio…

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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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