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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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Check out our 2013-2014 annual report

January 26, 2015

Farm Radio International is proud to announce that its 2013-2014 interactive annual report is online — in both French and English! The annual report includes stories, pictures, audio and video describing the projects underway in 2013-2014 and the impact they made. Among the stories is a look at the impact our demand-driven participatory radio project…

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Farm Radio International joins partnership to share communication for development initiatives

September 19, 2018

Farm Radio International is excited to join a multi-partner initiative promoting participatory communication and fostering cooperation in the field of communication for development in Africa. Through YenKasa Africa, we’ll be joining other partners in sharing stories, lessons, and best practices centred around communication for development initiatives with a focus in agriculture and rural development. Communication…

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Voices from the field: Farming in times of drought

June 8, 2016

Farmers living in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia are no strangers to challenging weather. They have a long history of working their farms using sophisticated knowledge handed down over generations. They know how to adapt to cycles of nature. But the worst drought in 50 years coupled with one of the strongest El Niño events…

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How radio brought a nurse to Kokomani village

May 20, 2016

Hamsatou Kano, president of the Kokomani women’s radio listening group, being interviewed for a radio broadcast. A single radio broadcast can change lives. This is certainly true for the people of Kokomani, Niger. Located on the banks of the Niger River, Kokomani is about 20 kilometres from the nearest city of Tillabery. Until recently, health services were almost non-existent…

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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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Broadcaster profile: How Acirocan Flavia (and her listeners) benefited from our e-course

March 3, 2016

Farmer program e-course: Strengthening broadcasters’ interview and story-telling skills   A journalist by profession, Acirocan Flavia has been working in radio for seven years. She works on the program Community Voice, on Radio Pacis, in Uganda. Through this program Acirocan has been able to integrate listeners into the discussion in many ways. The program regularly…

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Fall armyworm destroys maize

On the air in Uganda to share information about Fall armyworm

November 14, 2017

The Fall armyworm is marching through farmers’ fields across Africa, with 28 countries now dealing with this foreign invader. Uganda first experienced the Fall armyworm last year, where it took farmers by surprise. Pascal Mweruka is our radio craft development officer in Uganda. He says, “It was too much last year, because it invaded gardens…

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Radio helps farmers find better buyers for orange-fleshed sweet potato

April 18, 2018

It’s a happy day for Linet Nalugo Musana. She straightens up to take a short break from harvesting, holding a hoe and a potato in her hands. From a distance, seeing hoes moving up and down, one would think they were preparing land for planting. But Linet and a group of other farmers are busy…

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On the air in Niger

February 18, 2016

Mamoudou Abdoulaye (Reporter): Hello everyone. What town are we in today?”   Crowd: “In Sakoira!”   “Our production team has gone to Sakoira, 10 kilometres from Tillabery, along the road Ayorou,” the presenter of Voice of the River tells listeners to the new show.   For the first time, farmers in one of the world’s…

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