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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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Why do farmers love radio? It speaks to them about the important issues

March 18, 2015

Zena Gedebo is an enset farmer in Kembata, in the SNNPR region of Ethiopia. She is also an avid listener of Kembata FM, so when she heard about a new program on enset, she was hooked. “In the evening, we always listen to Kembata FM. We like it because it uses our language and focuses…

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Winners announced in scriptwriting competition on healthy communities

February 3, 2011

Ottawa, Canada, Jan 31, 2011 – Congratulations to Alice Bafiala Mutombo, an independent radio journalist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who won first prize in an Africa-wide scriptwriting competition on healthy communities. Nine other broadcasters and producers also won prizes for their entries. In July 2010, radio professionals from across sub-Saharan Africa were…

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Protecting earnings and the environment – and chocolate production – with a new radio campaign

October 3, 2017

Charles Brefo-Nimo, SNV project co-ordinator, in front of the SNV office in Essam, Western Region Ghana Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world, but many of its cocoa trees are old or diseased. This results in lower productivity, which has meant problems for farmers and for the environment. As cocoa trees…

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How radio programmes can support agriculture and market development

September 17, 2014

Ghanaian farmers learn about a new, standardized bag for selling their produce. Without using bags of a standard size, many farmers are cheated by middlemen who buy large bags of produce at the price of smaller ones. Through the Purchase for Progress project, farmers in Ghana are learning how to improve their agricultural production and…

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award!

December 3, 2013

Congratulations to Kasooha Ismael and Anthony Lwanga of Uganda and Lydia Ajono of Ghana, winners of the 2013 George Atkins Communications Award. This award recognizes farm radio broadcasters for their outstanding commitment and contribution to food security and poverty reduction in low-income countries. These three individuals work tirelessly to serve farming communities through radio. Kasooha Ismael joined Uganda’s Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio (KKCR) in…

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8 ways radio is changing the lives of farmers

February 25, 2016

How radio is seeding change for small-scale farmers Radio can share vital information on agricultural techniques, nutrition, health care, local politics, weather and more. Radio also provides valuable entertainment to its listeners, with music, radio dramas and debates. Here are a few ways we are using radio to seed change for the millions of farmers…

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