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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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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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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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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: Helping farmers improve their sorghum harvest with radio

December 21, 2015

In the hot, dry villages in the Shinyanga District of northern Tanzania, growing certain crops can be difficult. From concerns about drought, to birds and other pests, farmers in the area face many challenges. Last year, Farm Radio International launched a participatory radio campaign (PRC) airing on Faraja FM to discuss sorghum — a popular…

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Her Voice on Air: Amplifying the voices of women farmers

November 24, 2015

Peer-to-peer exchange is one of the most powerful adoption pathways. Farm Radio International uses radio to extend peer-to-peer far beyond village or kinship boundaries. Our participatory radio method has been very successful. But as with so much in sub-Saharan Africa, amplifying the voices of women farmers so other women can learn from them has been…

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Grace Amito from Mega FM, Uganda, wins the 2010 George Atkins Communication Award!

November 5, 2010

Ms. Amito was part of the Mega FM African Farm Radio Research Initiative team which produced very popular participatory radio campaigns on honey production and cultivating fruit trees that bees need for honey making. She has also been a Farm Radio International scriptwriter and produces a market price program on Mega FM twice a week…

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